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Here are some strange injuries. Do you have any others, in particular any strange ones involving cornish players?

Arsenal's Perry Groves was on the bench When Arsenal went scored he jumped up to celebrate only to hit his head on the roof of the dug-out! He knocked himself out and needed treatment from the physio.

Back in the 70s, Norwegian International defender Svein Grondalen had to withdraw from an International after an accident which happened while he was out jogging. He collided with a moose.

In 1970 the career of Brentford's Goalie Chic Brodie was ended by injury following a mid-match collision with a dog that had invaded the pitch.

Indonesian star Mistar, 25, was tragically killed by a herd of pigs that invaded his team's training pitch before a Cup fixture in 1995.

In 1993 keeper Dave Beasant was kept out by a foot injury caused by a falling jar of salad cream. Yes, he fumbled it, and because his hands were full he stuck out a foot to stop it hitting the floor!

Alan Wright, Villa's little full-back, needed treatment for a knee strain caused by stretching to reach the accelerator in his new Ferrari. 'It gave me grief,' said Wright, who swapped the car for a Rover 416.

Arsenal legend Charlie George never fully recovered from cutting off his big toe with a lawnmower.

Villa striker Darius Vassell injured himself while attempting DIY surgery on his own foot. He had a blood blister under the toe-nail on his big toe and was using a power drill to drill through the nail and drain the wound. Drilling to drain such blisters is not an uncommon procedure, but normally it is conducted by a qualified person under sterile conditions. Vassell made it worse, picked up an infection, and had to have half the nail removed.

Stalybridge Celtic keeper Mark Statham missed a game in 1999 after trapping his head in a car door. We presume that his absence was caused by a resulting injury (rather than that he was still stuck in the car at kick-off) but we don't know what the injury was.

Halifax defender Dave Robinson put his shoulder out falling off a kid's slide

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Did David James not once have to miss a game because he strained his thumb playing playstation??

Also, who was the player in a cup final (THINK it was an Arsenal player) who was being lifted up in celebration of a goal of a victory but was subsequently dropped and broke his shoulder/collarbone??.

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Guest Magpie29

Michael Stensgaard ex Liverpool Goalie.

He is most well-known for the bizarre manner of his retirement, as it was caused by an injury he sustained setting up an ironing board.

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Guest Magpie29

Seems to happen to 'keepers.

David Seaman missed start of 96-97 season with knee ligament damage after bending down for his TV remote control.

Richard Wright missed start of 2003-04 season - fell out of his loft.

Kasey Keller - knocked teeth out taking his golf clubs from car boot.

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A few more

Alan Mullery missed England's 1964 tour of South America after putting his back out while brushing his teeth.

Rio Ferdinand of Leeds damaged his knee in January 2001, while relaxing in front of the telly with his feet up on a coffee table. He had to go for scans on a tendon.

Former Arsenal keeper Richard Wright, was warming up in the goalmouth in preparation for an FA Cup tie against Chelsea for his next club Everton, when he twisted his ankle. He did it landing on a wooden sign instructing people not to practise there . :blink:

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As Magpie29 states it seems to happen a lot to keepers. Alex Stepney the exManchester United keeper dislocated his jaw shouting at his defenders!

Chic Brodie the ex Brentford keeper when playing against Colchester United tried to stop a terrier that ran onto the field and he was carried off and never played top flight football again.

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