MLS Star Nigel Reo-Coker Injured After Tripping over Bike Rack on Walk

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMarch 26, 2014

Mar 16, 2014; Carson, CA, USA;  Vancouver Whitecaps defender Nigel Reo-Coker (20) moves the ball defended by  Chivas USA midfielder Mauro Rosales (7) during the second half at StubHub Center. The game ended in a draw with a final score of 1-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Nigel Reo-Coker of the Vancouver Whitecaps is an injury doubt for his side's next MLS game after what the league described on its website as an "off-field walking accident."

Reo-Coker, who had stints in the Premier League with Aston Villa and West Ham United, was apparently walking in Vancouver when disaster struck:

This, after the former Aston Villa and West Ham United star suffered a nasty gash to his face while walking the streets of Vancouver on Sunday.

The club has stated the Englishman was looking elsewhere while walking when he tripped over a bike rack, cutting his face and hitting his head in the process.

Accidents happen. Just not often like this.

[h/t Dirty Tackle]