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10 greatest comebacks made by footballers

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#2 Eduardo Da Silva

Eduardo Silva

Eduardo Da Silva was tasked with filling the shoes of the departing Arsenal legend Thierry Henry when he arrived at North London in 2007. Scouted by Arsene Wenger as one who had the silky skills that the Gunner faithful had come to love from the likes of Henry and Bergkamp, the Croatian was on the verge of carving his own place in the hearts of the fans.

However, just as he was about to “make it”, a tackle from Birmingham’s Martin Taylor changed it all. The resultant injury was so terrible that Sky, who was broadcasting the game, refused to show the state of the Croat writhing in pain.

Many accounts of the incident state that force of the challenge had left the bones from Eduardo’s shin tear through his socks; with many believing that if tackled with little more force, the Arsenal number nine was in serious danger of have his leg ripped off.

Despite never hitting the heights he was slated to, Eduardo successfully made a comeback a year later. 

Published 23 Jun 2015, 23:16 IST
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