8 Worst Footballing Injuries In History [Viewer discretion is advised]

Injuries are definitely the worst thing any athlete can encounter in his or her career.

Depending on how grave an injury might be for a sports person, it often times never goes down well for such athlete. Some injuries, slow down careers while some end it.

Today, we will be discussing 8 footballers with the gravest injuries in football history.

  1. Luke Shaw (Manchester United vs PSV), 2015luke shaw injury

Luke Shaw, suffered a double fracture of the leg during the first half of Manchester United’s UEFA Champions League Group B defeat to PSV Eindhoven on TuesdayThe England international, cut inside from the left in the 15th minute to dribble at the Dutch defence, moving past two players before a tough challenge from Hector Moreno sent him to the ground.Unfortunately, this was the last moment of Shaw’s match and the 20-year-old was later stretchered off to warm, respectful applause from both sets of supporters at the Philips Stadion.

  1. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal vs Stoke City), 2010; ramsey injury

This was caused by a challenge from Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross, which broke Ramsey’s tibia and fibula; he only returned to action some nine months later, featuring for the Gunners’ reserve side against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wenger, launched a furious tirade against Shawcross after the match, calling the tackle, which was reminiscent of the injury suffered by Eduardo da Silva, in 2008, ‘horrendous’ and urged the FA to impose a long ban on the defender.

  1. Marcin Wasilewski ( Anderletcht vs Standard Liege), 2009; wasilewski injury

Marcin Wasilewski, is a Polish defender who plays for Leicester city.On Aug. 30, 2009. Wasilewski, suffered an open double leg fracture in the 24th minute of the 1-1 Jupiler League draw, between Anderlecht and Standard Liège when Liège’s Axel Witsel, tackled him. Witsel was red- carded for the offence. Defender Marcin Wasilewski is facing at least thirteen months on the sidelines. Wasilewski underwent temporary surgery on multiple open fractures of the calf and tibia and faces a further operation.

  1. Eduardo Da Silva (Arsenal vs Birmingham City), 2008; Eduardo injury

Almost exactly two years to the day before Ramsey’s horror injury, Eduardo suffered a terrible leg break following a tackle by Birmingham’s Martin Taylor. As well as breaking his left fibula. The striker’s injury was further complicate by an open dislocation of his let ankle.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger initially called for Taylor to be banned for the challenge, although he later retracted those comments.

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  1. Djibril Cisse (Blackburn vs Liverpool), 2004; FRANCE-CHINE (3-1)

Considering his injury record, Djibril Cisse has to be one of the toughest football players ever.In a strange flow of events, Cisse somehow caught his shoe on the field’s grass which caused him to fall really awkwardly resulting in fracturing his left leg’s fibula and tibia. In an enormous streak of bad luck, Djibril Cisse broke his right leg 2 years later in a World Cup match between France and China.

  1. Patrick Battiston (France vs West Germany), 1982; battiston injury

This has to be the worst FIFA World Cup match injury ever, one that probably every fan remembers or has heard of.Patrick Battiston was running towards West Germany’s goalpost facing goalkeeper Harald Schumacher when the latter decided to hit Battiston with an aerial martial arts-like move, leaving him in a comma in front of the shocked players and the stadium audience.From the collision, Battiston’s vertebrae were damaged, he lost four teeth plus his jaw was broken.

  1. Alf- Inge Haaland (Manchester United vs Manchester City), 2001;21 Apr 2001: Roy Keane of Manchester United shouts at Alf Inge Haaland of Manchester City following his red card during the FA Carling Premiership match played at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Mandatory Credit: Gary M Prior/Allsport

It all started in September 1997 when United played Leeds at Elland Road and Keane suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament during the match, which subsequently kept him out for almost a year. Haaland, then playing for the home side, stood over Keane as he lay prone on the ground and suggested that the Irishman was feigning injury.Later in April 2001, Keane dished out his own brand of revenge. Haaland had by then moved to United’ rivals, City, and was the victim of a deliberate foul on the right knee by Keane, who later admitted in his autobiography that he had set out with the intention to harm Haaland.

  1. David Busst (Manchester United vs Coventry City), 1996; buust injury

The most shocking injury  yet, one that left psychological scars in Peter Schmeichel, Manchester United’s goalkeeper was the one of David Busst, in April 8, 1996. Following a brutal clash with David Irwin, the Coventry City’s defender suffered a double fracture on his leg. The horrifying detail of the injury was that when his fibula bone cracked, it went through the skin and was visible to the players surrounding him.That day, Busst’s career was over while Peter Schmeichel required counseling help for a few weeks after the incident, while trying to erase the gruesome images from his memory.

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