Football is a contact sport and as with all contact sports it generates a lot of injuries. Players have to be vigilant about their health and fitness to prolong their careers, but some, no matter how hard they try, can never stave off injuries. Many a player has seen his career go down the wrong road because of damage to the body.Here's a list of some of the best players to have been troubled by injuries.
#1 Craig Gordon
Keepers are not as prone to injuries as the outfield players are. They are secure in their boxes and chances of contact over the 90 minutes are minimal. However, Craig Gordon seems to be the exception.
Gordon was a highly touted keeper when he joined Sunderland in 2007, for a then record £9 million. He was the first choice keeper for Scotland and all big clubs were keeping a tab on him. But what followed next saw one of the most promising keepers in the league disappear into oblivion and reappear in the Scottish Premier League in a bid to resuscitate his career.
Gordon spent five years at Sunderland and despite being first choice only made 88 starts. His list of injuries include: chronic knee problems, tendonitis, broken arm, ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.
He was released by Sunderland in the summer of 2012.