Listicle: The top 10 freak injuries suffered by footballers.

Listicle: The top 10 freak injuries suffered by footballers.

Listicle: The top 10 freak injuries suffered by footballers.

First published in The weird, the wacky and the unbelievable
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OXFORD City goalkeeper Victor Francoz has put himself out of action after rescuing a cat up a tree. You can read his story here after reading about other footballers whose injuries raised an eyebrow.


  1. Oxford Mail: Played for both clubs: Dave Beasant Dave Beasant: The ex-Chelsea keeper missed the start of the 1993/94 season after dropping a jar of salad cream on a foot.
  2. Santiago Canizares: The Valencia stopper missed the 2002 World Cup with a severed foot tendon after dropping a bottle of aftershave.
  3. Richard Wright: The keeper dislocated a shoulder falling out of his loft packing away suitcases after a holiday.
  4. Oxford Mail: Popular striker John Durnin John Durnin: The ex-Oxford United striker dislocated an elbow after crashing a golf buggy.
  5. Ivano Bonetti: The Grimsby frontman suffered a fractured cheekbone after frustrated boss Brian Laws threw a plate of chicken wings at him.
  6. Kevin Kyle: Former Scotland striker was sidelined after scalding a testicle with boiling water while trying to feed his son.
  7. David Batty: The ex-Leeds midfielder was crocked after his three-year-old daughter crashed into his injured ankle.
  8. Phillipe Mexes: AC Milan player was ruled out with a eye injury caused by spending too long on a sunbed.
  9. Oxford Mail: Liam Lawrence Liam Lawrence: Stoke City midfielder injured his ankle tripping over his pet Labrador and falling down the stairs.
  10. Oxford Mail: David James David James: The former England keeper strained a muscle in his back reaching for the TV remote.

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