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16 sickening football injuries that left players’ careers hanging by a thread

first_imgVIEWERS of a nervous disposition, look away now.Hugo Lloris suffered a gruesome arm injury during Tottenham’s Premier League drubbing at Brighton that will could see him miss months of action.23Credit: AFP or licensorsThe left arm of Hugo Lloris buckles horribly out of shape under his body23 Lloris falls onto his left arm after spilling an early cross to gift Brighton the lead23 The elbow buckles horribly under the body of Lloris to leave the Spurs star screaming in agonyAnd in similar fashion, these 16 unlucky footballers suffered horrific injuries that kept them out of action for months too.Some even had their careers ended.So here are the stomach churning incidents that were far from ‘armless for those involved.Be warned… the pictures are not pretty.16. RYAN SHAWCROSSStraight in at the deep end.Ryan Shawcross was rushed to hospital having suffered a horror leg-break during Stoke’s friendly with Leicester City this summer.The Potters captain slid in to challenge Foxes winger Marc Albrighton and his trailing left leg buckled alarmingly beneath him.He is still out but recent reports suggest he might be back as soon as Christmas.This won’t be the last you see of Shawcross in this article.23 Ryan Shawcross suffered a horrific leg injury during Stoke’s pre-season game against Leicester15. DJIBRIL CISSEThe France striker had remarkable powers of recovery, breaking his leg twice and making it back within six months on both occasions.The one for Les Bleus looks worse…23 Cisse’s leg folds in a World Cup warm-up game for France, meaning he missed the 2006 tournament in GermanyCredit: Presse Sports23 He suffered similar misfortune for Liverpool during a game against Blackburn in 2004Credit: PA:Press Association14. HENRIK LARSSONThe Swede picked up a bad one playing for Celtic in a Uefa Cup tie against Lyon in 1999.The challenge with Serge Blanc left him with a double leg break and out for the rest of the season.But he was back playing eight months later, and it could have been worse for the striker – who went on to join Barcelona.23 Larsson was crocked in a European game against LyonCredit: Sky Sports13. AARON RAMSEYShawcross was on on the other end of a leg-breaker in 2010 when his horror challenge on Ramsey saw the Welshman’s leg nearly split in two.Ramsey had nine months out but thankfully came back and kicked on leading to his recent mega money £400k-a-week move to Juventus.The Gunners midfielder famously blanked Shawcross after the incident and the notorious hard man even claimed the tackle “changed his public persona”.23 Ryan Shawcross has been involved in leg breaking challenges beforeCredit: Action Images – Reuters23 Ramsey writhed with agony as his teammates watched on in horrorCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd12. LUKE SHAWShaw has fought injury and fitness issues since moving to Man Utd in a £33million deal.He was cruelly denied ten months of action after suffering a double leg break in a challenge with PSV’s Hector Moreno.The Mexican defender was in tears when he visited the former Southampton left-back in hospital the following day.23 Luke Shaw needed surgery after this double leg breakCredit: PA:Press Association11. MARCIN WASILEWSKINow a Premier League champion with Leicester, there was a time when the big Polish defender might have thought his career was over.Axel Witsel came in with a studs-up tackle during a heated Anderlecht vs Standard Liege clash that earned him an eight-game ban and left Wasilewski sidelined for ten months.He considered suing and threatened to snub a handshake when they crossed paths again.23 Standard Liege’s Axel Witsel earned an eight-game ban for this leg-breakerCredit: Getty Images10. GARY MABBUTTWhile the leg breakers will turn your stomach, this facial injury was genuinely scary.Former Spurs defender Mabbutt had his face smashed in by a filthy elbow from Wimbledon’s John Fashanu.It left him with a cheekbone fractured in four places and an eye socket cracked in three.Mabbutt needed a metal plate inserted and was out the game for 12 months.23 John Fashanu elbows Gary Mabbutt in a 1993 clash between Spurs and WimbledonCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd23 Mabbutt showing his injury after surgeryCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd9. Bert TrautmannTrautmann – a former German prisoner of war – broke his neck before playing on to help Manchester City beat Birmingham City 3-1 in the 1956 FA Cup final.Heroic or foolish?You can decide…23 Our front page as it could have looked after Trautmann’s injury in May 1956Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd8. Petr CechCech broke his skull diving at the feet of Reading’s Stephen Hunt in 2006 when playing for Chelsea.He needed three months out after an op and wore head protection for the rest of his career.23 Petr Cech is carried off on a stretcher after fracturing his skullCredit: AP:Associated Press7. EDUARDO DA SILVAAn unpleasant tackle with an unpleasant ending.Birmingham defender Martin Taylor saw red after this horrific lunge on the Gunners forward.And Brazilian midfielder Gilberto Silva had to act as translator to medical staff as he spoke Portuguese and English.Eduardo needed a year to recover, but managed to continue his career at Arsenal and then Shakhtar Donetsk.23 Martin Taylor’s tackle leaves Eduardo’s ankle foldingCredit: Empics Sports Photography Ltd.6. KIERON DYERJust ten days after his West Ham debut, following a £6million move from Newcastle, the England midfielder’s career was left in tatters.A tackle by Bristol Rovers’ Joe Jacobsen left his leg broken in two places.Already troubled by injuries, Dyer needed 17 months out and was never the same player again.23 Kieron Dyer’s leg buckles in a League Cup clash in 2007Credit: Rex Features5. JUAN ARANGOMassive elbow in the face for the Mallorca midfielder.Photo speaks for itself.23 Mallorca’s Venezuelan Juan Arango leaves the field after being elbowedCredit: AFP4. FEDERICO MATTIELLOIf it wasn’t for bad luck, the Juventus starlet would have had no luck at all.He’d already broken his leg once in his career before a collision with Roma tough-nut Radja Nainggolan produced this shocker.At just 21, the defender was on loan at Chievo at the time.23 Federico Mattiello’s leg breaks in sickening fashion3. LUC NILISBrazilian legend Ronaldo once described Villa’s Belgian forward as one of his favourite strike partners.He then netted on his debut against Chelsea in 2000.But his career was over two games later after a collision with Ipswich keeper Richard Wright left him fearing his leg would need to be amputated.23 Nilis’ career was ended after this horror injuryCredit: Action Images2. PRESTON BURPONot the most well known on the list among English football fans.But this was a career-ending shocker too.The American keeper snapped his tibia and fibula after crashing into New York Red Bulls striker Dane Richards.23 Preston Burpo lies in agony with the goalkeeper’s career overCredit: Getty ImagesMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him1. DAVE BUSSTIf you’ve got this far, you obviously like this sort of thing.Busst’s horrific collision with Manchester United’s Denis Irwin and Brian McClair left Peter Schmeichel vomiting and in need of counselling.The former Coventry defender later contracted MRSA, causing further muscle and tissue damage.23 The sickening moment when Busst’s leg snappedCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd23 The Coventry defender lies on the floor reaching out in agony and horrorCredit: PA:Press Association Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in agony as he suffers horror elbow injury at Brightonlast_img

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