12 of the Worst Soccer Injuries of All Times

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1
Eduardo Da Silva

Eduardo Da Silva
During a match in February 2008, while playing for Arsenal, Eduardo Da Silva received an appalling tackle by Birmingham City defender Martin Taylor, who was immediately dismissed. As a consequence, Da Silva had a broken left fibula and dislocated his left ankle. Almost a year later, he returned to the Arsenal first team, after a full recovery.

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2
David Busst

David Busst
During a match at Old Trafford in April 1996, the Coventry defender David Busst collissioned with Manchester United defender Denis Irwin. As a result, Busst got his leg broken so badly that the bone pierced the skin and his blood had to be cleared from the pitch. He had a compound fracture of his tibia and fibula and could never play professionally again. United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, who witnessed the injury, required counseling afterwards.

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3
Kieron Dyer

Kieron Dyer
Kieron Dyer, one of the most injury jinxed of modern soccer players, suffered a broken right leg at Bristol Rovers on August 29th, 2007.

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4
Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti
On February 19th, 2006, while playing in the Italian Championship against Empoli F.C., Francesco Totti suffered a serious leg injury, fracturing his left fibula and severing the interconnecting ligaments with the malleolus. The same night he was operated by a renowned Italian orthopedic surgeon.

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5
Jacob Olesen

Jacob Olesen
Danish soccer striker, Jacob Olesen suffered a severe dislocation of the left ankle in an October 2006 match. As a result, he had to be out for 6 months. (Source | Photo)


6
Ewald Lienen

Ewald Lienen
This horrific injury on German midfielder Ewald Lienen's right leg was caused by a sliding tackle from a Werder Bremen defender during a match in 1981.


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7
Henrik Larsson

Henrik Larsson
Henri Larsson's was out for 8 months after breaking his leg in 1999. This severe injury threatened to end his career but after a miraculous recovery he was back for the 2000 Eurocup.

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8
Luciano Almeida

Luciano Almeida
Brazilian soccer player Luciano Almeida suffered a severe injury during a match between Botafogo and Flamengo in 2007. He was out for 5 months to make a full recovery.


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9
Inigo Diaz De Cerio

Inigo Diaz De Cerio
In 2008 Spanish soccer player Iñigo Díaz de Cerio suffered a serious injury after a collision with SD Eibar goalkeeper Zigor, fracturing his right leg's tibia and fibula. After a successful surgery, he had a slow but effective recovery, returning to soccer scene almost a year after his injury.

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10
Luc Nilis

Luc Nilis
After just 4 minutes of a premier league game, Belgian striker Luc Nilis suffered a double fracture of his knee when colliding with Ipswich Town goalkeeper Richard Wright, in September 2000. Due to the severe injury, ha had to retire from soccer. (Source | Photo)


11
Djibril Cisse

Djibril Cisse
The shocking image shows Cisse fracturing his right leg after being tackled by the Shandong Luneng defender. It happened During a friendly international soccer match in Saint Etienne, France in 2006.


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12
Edgar Andrade

Edgar Andrade
During a match between Cruz Azul and Tecos UAG in June 2007, Mexican soccer player Edgar Andrade suffered a dramatic fracture and twisted his ankle while attempting to recover a ball for his team. He returned to the field after many months of recovery.


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