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Ouch: Torino Steward Has Spleen Removed After Being Struck By Wayward Antonio Candreva Freekick

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One of Torino's matchday stewards has had to have his spleen removed after being hit by the ball during last Sunday's 1-0 win over Inter Milan.

Marco Rapisarda was duly admitted to the Martini hospital in Turin, where he underwent emergency surgery to remove the ruptured organ.

Argentinian Journalist Ends Up In Hospital After Trying To Recreate Cristiano Ronaldo’s Overhead Kick Against Juventus (Photo & Video)

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When Cristiano Ronaldo connected with his spectacular overhead kick against Juventus in the Champions League last week, the Real Madrid star's foot was found to be a frankly astounding 2.38 metres off the ground.

To put that in context, Ronaldo somehow managed to leap and get his foot to within six centimetres of the height of the crossbar at the precise point of contact.

Barnsley Goalkeeper Nick Townsend Ruled Out For Rest Of Season After Breaking Finger In Training Ground ‘Duel’ With Teammate

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Things aren't looking particularly promising for Barnsley at the moment, with the club stuck in the Championship relegation furrow, five points adrift and with games steadily running out.

Just to pile it on, the Tykes are heading into a Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United this weekend and will have to do so without goalkeeper Nick Townsend after the 23-year-old suffered an injury during a recent training session.

Tottenham: Harry Kane Ruled Out For Month With Ankle Ligament Damage, Will Miss Upcoming England Friendlies

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Tottenham have confirmed the extent of Harry Kane's injury, announcing that the striker will be out for about a month with ankle ligament damage.

Kane lasted just 34 minutes of Spurs' 4-1 away win over Bournemouth at the weekend before he crumpled under a challenge from Cherries' goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

Seamus Coleman Called Back Into Republic Of Ireland Squad Less Than Year After Horrendous Double Leg Break

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To cap a recovery that has been nothing short of miraculous, Seamus Coleman has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for the first time since suffering a double leg break on international duty less than a year ago.

The Everton full-back sustained the gruesome injury after being nobbled by Neil Taylor during a game against Wales on 25th March, 2017.

Queen Of The South Plunged Into Goalkeeper Injury Crisis After Back-Up Sam Henderson Clobbered By Runaway Cow

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Queen of the South have been plunged into a goalkeeping injury crisis after seeing their reserve stopper succumb to a farmyard calamity.

Indeed, the Queens may well be unable to include a substitute 'keeper on their bench for Saturday's Scottish Championship match against Dunfermline after back-up Sam Henderson was clouted by a rampaging cow at the weekend.

Hull City: Ryan Mason, 26, Retires From Football With Immediate Effect Due To Fractured Skull Suffered Last Season

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Hull City have regretfully announced that Ryan Mason has been forced to retire from football at the age of 26 as a result of the fractured skull he suffered while playing for the Tigers last season.

Mason collided with Chelsea's Gary Cahill in a Premier League match in January of 2017 and was rushed to hospital, later revealing he had an "out of body experience" in the ambulance on the way.

‘It Will Be Hard For Him To Return, He Has To Be Right’ – Arsene Wenger Unsure Over Santi Cazorla’s Future As Midfielder Recuperates From Tenth Surgery In Two Years

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With his contract set to expire in five months, Santi Cazorla is still optimistic he can play his way back into the reckoning at Arsenal.

The Spanish midfielder hasn't played since 2016 due to a chronic Achilles tendon injury that has involved no less than ten separate surgeries, gangrene, discussion about possible amputation and a major skin graft that has left him with part of his forearm tattoo knitted into the back of his leg.

Ligue 1: Dimitri Payet Quite Literally Leaves Strasbourg ‘Keeper Nursing Sprained Ankles After Felling Him With Audacious Body Swerve (Video)

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It took two late goals, but Marseille eventually cantered to a 2-0 win over Strasbourg on Tuesday evening thanks to goals from two ex-Premier League players.

Former Tottenham urchin Clinton N'Jie made the breakthrough in the 79th minute before Dimitri Payet put the game to bed with an audacious goal just a few minutes from time.

Ouch: Tigres Winger Jurgen Damm Suffers ‘First Degree Burns’ After Being Hit In Face With Firework On New Year’s Eve

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Following hot on the heels of Penarol striker Lucas Viatri, Tigres winger Jurgen Damm has become the second high-profile footballer to injure himself with pyrotechnics over the festive period.

According to Universal Deportes, Damm was taken to hospital on New Year's Eve after suffering first degree burns when a "rocket exploded in his face".

Penarol Striker Lucas Viatri Ruled Out For ‘Several Months’ After Christmas Firework Stunt Backfires

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Penarol striker Lucas Viatri is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after a firework "accidentally" exploded close to his face during Christmas celebrations back home in Argentina.

Viatri's Uruguayan employers have confirmed that the 30-year-old forward could be missing for "several months" after the accident, which took place in his home city of Buenos Aires, during what sounds like some serious raucous festivities.

Sunderland: Duncan Watmore Receives Surprise Letter Of Support From Real Madrid After Rupturing Knee Ligament Twice In 10 Months (Photo)

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Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore is facing yet another prolonged spell on the sidelines after rupturing his second anterior cruciate ligament in the space of 10 months.

Having missed the previous eight months, Watmore succumbed to injury yet again just six games into his comeback, the 23-year-old lasting just 42 minutes of the Black Cats' draw against Millwall on 18th November before suffering an identical knee injury.

‘Look At Me Running!’ – Man City Defender Benjamin Mendy Defies Knee Injury, Sprints To Celebrate With Man City Teammates (Video)

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League leaders Man City saw off Southampton on Wednesday night to extend their flawless Premier League winning streak to 12 games, though it took another decisive goal from Raheem Sterling to get it over the line.

The in-form City forward curled home his 13th goal of the season in the 96th minute to secure the victory with the final kick of the match, sparking delirious celebrations at the Etihad.

Grafts, Gangrene And Potential Amputation: The Full, Gruesome Scale Of Santi Cazorla’s 18-Month Injury Nightmare Revealed

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It's now been 18 months since Santi Cazorla last graced a football pitch, so it's fairly obvious to say that his latest bout of injury woe has been a serious one.

However, the full extent of Cazorla's prolonged suffering has been laid out in an interview with MARCA today, and boy oh boy has the Arsenal midfielder been through the mill.

Ouch: Albacete Defender Mariano Bittolo Requires 10 Stitches In Penis Wound After Colliding With Teammate (Video)

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If you think you had a rough Sunday nursing that cream liqueur hangover then spare a thought for Albacete defender Mariano Bittolo, for he definitely had it worse.

There's no easy way to say this: Poor old Bittolo was left requiring stitches in a penis wound after having his cobblers gashed by a teammate's flailing studs.

‘I Have A Feeling’ – Man Utd Boss Jose Mourinho Hints Zlatan Ibrahimovic Could Be Back In His Pack Before End Of Year

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It sounds like Zlatan Ibrahimovic might be back among the Manchester United fold sooner rather than later despite suffering an cruciate injury that may well have ended the career of lesser 35-year-old's just six short months ago.

Ibrahimovic signed a short-term deal in September that will see him rejoin United as and when he returns from injury and the Swede was even included in Jose Mourinho's 25-man Champions League squad in expectation.

West Brom: Ben Foster Suffers ‘Enormously Worrying’ Knee Injury While Playing In Garden With Young Son

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The keen-eyed amongst you may have noticed that Boaz Myhill enjoyed a rare start betwixt the sticks for West Brom in Monday night's 1-1 draw against Leicester, his first appearance since April of 2016.

This was because the Baggies' first-choice goalkeeper, one Ben Foster, managed to succumb to injury the weekend before the match while mucking around in his own back garden.

Reports: Man City Striker Sergio Aguero ‘Suffers Fractured Rib’ In Amsterdam Car Crash

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Sergio Aguero was involved in a car crash in Amsterdam on Thursday night that has reportedly left the Man City striker nursing a fractured rib.

The Argentinian was in the city on his day off, attending a concert as a special guest of Colombian pop star Maluma.

Bayern Munich Coax Veteran ‘Keeper Tom Starke Out Of Retirement To Help Cover Manuel Neuer’s Extended Injury Lay-Off

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Bayern Munich have added veteran goalkeeper Tom Starke to their Champions League squad despite the fact that the 36-year-old retired from football four months ago,

Starke managed a full 10 appearances in five years at Bayern before calling it quits at the end of last season, only to make a couple of cameos in the Bavarian club's pre-season tour of the USA.

Twang: Valencia Coach Marcelino Pulls Hamstring While Celebrating Simeone Zaza’s Winning Goal Against Real Sociedad (Photo & Video)

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Valencia coach Marcelino is set for a spell on the sidelines (although that's where he spends the majority of his time anyway, thinking about it...) after doing himself a mischief while celebrating Simeone Zaza's late winner against Real Sociedad on Sunday evening.

With the scores locked at 2-2, Zaza popped up in the 85th minute to thrash one past Sociedad 'keeper Geronimo Rulli and nab all three points for the away side.

‘It Is Not Too Serious’ – Pep Guardiola Delivers Good News After Ilkay Gundogan Limps Off In First Man City Start For Nine Months

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Ilkay Gundogan returned to the Man City side for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup fixture against West Brom for the first time since he ruptured his cruciate ligament back inDecember last year.

However, after nine months of gruelling rehab, the German midfielder's comeback lasted just shy of an hour when an 'industrial' hack from a lunging Claudio Yacob left him in a crumpled heap on the floor.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Barcelona Wear ‘Courage’ T-Shirts In Tribute To Ousmane Dembele, Who Has A Hamstring Injury…

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Barcelona dismantled Eibar in La Liga on Tuesday night, sauntering to a formulaic 6-1 victory at the Camp Nou in a performance that was no doubt spurred on by the recent loss of teammate Ousmane Dembele.

Indeed, the Barca team assembled before kick-off wearing "Courage Dembele" t-shirts in honour of their fallen comrade.

Real Madrid: Marco Asensio To Miss Champions League Opener With ‘Leg Shaving-Related’ Injury Problem

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Real Madrid are due to begin their Champions League title defence with a group stage curtain-jerker against APOEL tonight, but they'll have to do so without the services of man-of-the-moment Marco Asensio.

Indeed, Asensio is set to miss Los Blancos' Group H opener due to injury and not just any old injury, oh no.

Gruesome: Image Of Ederson’s Facial Wound Hits Social Media After Man City Keeper Laid Out By Sadio Mane (Photo)

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As you may recall, Man City goalkeeper Ederson didn't make it to half-time of Saturday's 5-0 drilling of Liverpool after being poleaxed by a rogue high boot from Sadio Mane.

Mane, who received a straight red card from referee Jon Moss, was quick to apologisefor the challenge that left Ederson requiring medical attention for the lacerations on his face.

‘I Pray He Heals Fast’ – Sadio Mane Offers Facebook Apology To Ederson After Mashing Studs Into Man City Keeper’s Face

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As you may have heard, Sadio Mane was shown a straight red card during Liverpool's heavy defeat to Man City on Saturday for leaving an imprint of his studs in Ederson's left (facial) cheek.

A seemingly lifeless Ederson received almost 10 minutes of treatment on the pitch before being administered gas and air and being carted away on a spinal board and rushed to City's on-site medical facility to check for fractures, only for the Brazilian 'keeper to return to the dugout after half-time with a sticking plaster on his face.

‘I’ll Be Out For About Three Weeks’ – Robin Van Persie Refutes Reports That Latest Knee Injury Could Be Devastating Career-Ender

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Robin van Persie has assuaged fears that his latest injury, suffered while on international duty with the Netherlands, is bad enough to leave his career in the balance.

The 34-year-old striker was called into the Dutch squad for the first time in almost two years to face France and Bulgaria in back-to-back World Cup qualifiers.

Hamburg: Nicolai Muller Ruled Out For Seven Months After Rupturing Knee Ligament While Celebrating Goal (Photo & Video)

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Hamburg opened their Bundesliga campaign with a 1-0 win over Augsburg, with winger Nicolai Muller grabbing the only goal of the game.

Alas, the eighth-minute goal also saw Muller's involvement in the match come to an abrupt end when he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in the act of celebrating it.

Brazil: Santa Cruz Striker André Luis Injures Himself While Celebrating Opening Goal Against Criciuma (Video)

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Three days in and we've already witnessed the finest goal celebration of the week, courtesy of Santa Cruz forward Andre Luis.

Luis was Johnny-on-the-spot to put Santa Cruz ahead against Criciuma in the Brazilian second tier on Tuesday night, only to immediately do himself an extreme physical discourtesy while attempting to celebrate it.

Chelsea Confirm Pedro Suffered ‘Multiple Fractures’ After Being Poleaxed By David Ospina During Recent Arsenal Friendly (Video)

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Chelsea have confirmed that Pedro suffered "multiple fractures" after being turned inside-out by Arsenal 'keeper David Ospina during a friendly encounter between the two sides in Beijing on Saturday.

Pedro was flattened when Ospina came charging out to punch a ball clear only to inadvertently poleaxe the Spanish forward in the process.

‘It Was A Bit Of An Exaggeration’ – Turns Out Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Knees Aren’t Quite As Impressive As Mino Raiola Would Have Us Believe

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Hard to fathom, we know, but it turns out that Mino Raiola's recent bragthat Zlatan Ibrahimovic's super strong knees have been deemed worthy of medical research were a little... over-egged.

Raiola was speaking after his client went under the knife at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicineto fix the cruciate ligament injury suffered against Anderlecht in mid-April that prematurely ended his season.

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Premier League: Chelsea Back On Track With 3-0 Pasting Of West Brom, Daniel Sturridge Lasts Three Full Minutes Before Succumbing To Injury (Photos & Video)

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After tasting back-to-back defeats against Bournemouth and Watford, Chelsea arrested their little mini-slump with a commanding 3-0 win over West Brom at the Bridge on Monday evening.

Returning to face his former club, Daniel Sturridge lasted a full three minutes before succumbing to injury, the hyper-fragile striker limping off down the tunnel with a hamstring tweak that is likely to keep him out for at least a fortnight.

‘Please Don’t Hurt Our Players’ – German National Team Tweets Cardiff After Dreadful Challenge On Leroy Sané During FA Cup Clash (Video)

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Leroy Sané is facing a month out of action after the winger found himself on the wrong end of an appalling challenge from Joe Bennett during Manchester City's 2-0 FA Cup win over Cardiff.

The incident came late in the first-half, when Sané raced up the pitch and towards the Cardiff penalty area, only for Bennett to catch the German start very high and very late.

Man City: Crystal Palace Halt Citizens’ 18-Game Winning Streak After Dramatic Draw At Selhurst Park (Video)

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Manchester City's record-breaking 18-game Premier League winning streak came to an end at a rainy Selhurst Park on Sunday, with the Eagles almost pulling off an unlikely victory.

City saw Gabriel Jesus forced off by injury in the first-half, after an awkward landing.

Classic WWII Ordnance Hi-Jinks: Brentford ‘Keeper Chic Brodie Finds Hand Grenade In His Goalmouth, 1965

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Charles 'Chic' Brodie was no doubt a perfectly serviceable goalkeeper in his day, we couldn't possibly comment to the counter, but alas his 21-year professional career is generally boiled down to two memorable incidents.

The first of which happened on November 6th, the day after Bonfire Night, back in 1965 during a match between Brodie's Brentford and their cross-London rivals Millwall at Griffin Park.

Accident In The Workplace: Cristiano Ronaldo Comes Perilously Close To Slipping Off Real Madrid’s Team Bus (Video)

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Having been granted an extended summer break, Cristiano Ronaldo played a purposefully limited part in Real Madrid's 2-1 Super Cup victory over Manchester United in muggy Macedonia last night.

With fans clamouring to see the Portuguese star, Zinedine Zidane (possibly reluctantly) sent Ronaldo on for the final eight minutes of the match in what proved to be a largely unspectacular cameo.

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Andres Villas-Boas Pulls Out Of Dakar Rally After Suffering Nasty Back Injury During Fourth Stage (Photo)

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Sadly, it would appear that Andre Villas-Boas' lifelong dream to complete the Dakar Rally is over after the former Chelsea and Tottenham manager was forced to pull out at the fourth stage of the race.

Villas-Boas was forced to go to hospital with a back injury after his Toyota Hilux collided with a sand dune on Wednesday morning.

Arsene Wenger is devastated by Cazorla setback

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Arsene Wenger has given an uncomfortable interview about the latest injury update of Arsenal's Santi Cazorla.The Spaniard has been out of action since October last year, when he was only expected to be missing for a matter of months. Cazorla has since had his return date moved a number of times, and it remains to [.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Sergio Ramos Customises New Protective Face Mask With Powerful Motivational Message (Photos)

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Sergio Ramos was forced to sit out of Real Madrid's midweek Champions League engagement with APOEL after getting his nose broken in the Madrid derby that preceded it on the Saturday before.

The 31-year-old defender was left with blood cascading out of his beak after being caught by a flailing boot from Atletico full-back Lucas Hernandez.

‘He Definitely Wants To Play’ – Jamie Vardy Assures Us All That Danny Drinkwater Isn’t An England Shirker After Southgate Snub

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Danny Drinkwater "definitely wants to play" for England, despite declining a call-up for the Three Lions' November friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

Not our words, Carol. The words of Jamie Vardy, who has assured us that his former Leicester City teammate's excuse that he does not currently feel fit enough for international inclusion is perfectly kosher.

Living The Djream: Cisse Emerges From Retirement To Sign For Swiss Third Division Side (Photo)

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Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has come out of retirement to link up with Swiss third division Yverdon-Sport FC.

In a move that has surprised most everybody – perhaps including Cisse himself – the 35-year-old, who won the Champions League with the Reds in 2005, has resumed a career that has seen him go through more clubs than a pack of cards.