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Chicharito Becomes The Latest Footballer To Join Long List Of Players Injured In Own Home

Chicharito Becomes The Latest Footballer To Join Long List Of Players Injured In Own Home
By Mikey Traynor
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Footballers beware, you're at your most vulnerable in terms of injuries when you are relaxing at home.

Ok, so statistically you are far, far more likely to get injured on the training ground on in a match, but the list of players who have managed to rule themselves out for long periods of time has just gotten longer thanks to former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

The Little Pea unfortunately fell down the stairs in his home and broke his arm, as confirmed by Bayer Leverkusen's twitter account, and will miss a few weeks at the start of the season because of it.

Oh nein indeed.


A slip on the stairs is something that has happened to everyone at some stage or another, but Chicharito's misfortune got us thinking about some of the other famous cases of footballers getting injured in their own homes.

Santiago Canizares and the after-shave in the shower:

Spain's first-choice goalkeeper heading into the 2002 World Cup was Valencia stopper Canizares, but he famously dropped a glass bottle of after-shave in the shower which shattered a tendon in his foot, ruling him out of the tournament.

Iker Casillas was given the job and only let it go in 2015, making Canizares' mishap one of the unluckiest injuries in football.


Enner Valencia and a costly cup of tea:

Similar to Canizares above, Enner Valencia let a cup of tea slip out of his grasp while in his home and the shards of the shattered cup ruled him out for a period in his debut season. Big Sam was the manager then and described it as a freak accident.

He had a freak accident at home. He cut his big toe quite severely with a broken cup. It had to be stitched up in hospital.

David Batty and a toddler's trike:


A very good footballer who's career will sadly be remembered for injuries and a missed penalty, Batty fell victim to the over-excitement of his young daughter who inflicted an ankle ligament injury when she was two years old.


Batty's daughter drove over her father's foot on a tricycle, a gift no doubt bought for her by her father. Ouch.

David James and David Seaman vs a remote control:

Bizarrely, two former England goalkeepers inflicted injuries upon themselves from the comfort of their own sofa.

Both James and Seaman had spells on the sideline thanks to pulling a muscle in their back while reaching for a remote control.


Dave Beasant's salad-dressing keepy-uppys:

That's right, another goalkeeper.

Much like Canizares and Valencia on this list, Beasant dropped a bottle of salad dressing in his kitchen, however, this injury was due to the fact that the former Nottingham Forest keeper tried to control it, causing it to smash and damage his foot.

It can be a reflex, especially for a footballer, but it's usually advisable only for those who are not barefoot at the time.



Get well soon Chicharito.

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