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10 weirdest injuries footballers have suffered

Some of these injuries off the football pitch are pretty embarrassing!

Injuries in any sport are commonplace and football is no different. A hamstring injury here, a twisted ankle there or those crunching challenges that do some serious damage – we have seen it all in the game. 

However, there have been some players who have injured themselves in some of the most embarrassing ways possible. We list 10 players who had injuries to forget. 


1) Rio Ferdinand: Injured while watching TV

Rio Ferdinand injury TV
A lazy day in front of the TV cose Rio Ferdinand dearly

“It was a freak accident, and typical of this season. It wasn't even on the training ground, he was watching television.” – Leeds manager David O'Leary

How do you injure yourself while watching TV? Just ask Rio Ferdinand. 

In 2001, Ferdinand was making a name for himself at Leeds United following his transfer from West Ham and the defender though propping his foot up on the coffee table and watching television was a good idea. 

Yes, it’s something we all do when we have a bit of free time to relax. But what we don’t do is sit in the same position for hours on end and that’s exactly what Ferdinand did. The result? An injured tendon in the back of his knee.

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