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Top 5 injury-prone players

Krishnan Ram
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13.97K   //    03 Nov 2012, 10:22 IST

The beauty of the football is derived from the talented players who try to excel and bring the best out of themselves for their club and country there by enhancing it. The list of talented players is just endless although some of the stand out ones of modern day football include Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Wayne Rooney, Eden Hazard, Mesut Ozil to name a few. Besides these players there are some who have surrendered to the biggest threat that any footballer can imagine – INJURIES. Injuries limit the performances of some of the most lethal players who can change the game by themselves. Here is a look at some of those players who could have made it big had it not been for their injuries.


Owen Hargreaves of Manchester United receives treatment during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United

When it comes to injuries, the top of the mind recall is highest for this defensive midfielder from England who had an excellent World Cup 2006 and a brilliant 7 years at the German giants Bayern Munich. He moved to Manchester united during the summer of 2007 and flourished during his first season at the club. He displayed excellent defensive abilities and determination which made him a key element in United’s midfield. Hargreaves sustained a knee injury in 2008, which was the turning point in his career. After multiple surgeries he failed to recover as his come back lasted only for five minutes. From there on, he did not feature in any of the games for United. In 2011, he moved on a free transfer to rivals Manchester city where he just played four games and was released at the end of last season. Had it not been for injuries, by now Hargreaves would have been the reason for some more silverware to reach Old Trafford.

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Krishnan Ram
Jack of all trades, master in European football. A management grad, Manchester United fanatic with a dream of viewing a game sitting in the Old Trafford dug out. Respect all other teams and players. Providing the best and unbiased news and views on the beautiful game.
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