Football players are now a days often blamed for going down to easily despite slight contact and faking injuries.But when it comes to serious injuries footballers suffer some of the worst injuries possible among all sports.From leg breaks to broken jaws.
Here is the list of the worst injuries sustained by football players.
In his first and only season at Go Ahead, Kokmeijer was seriously injured by opponent Rachid Bouaouzan playing for Sparta Rotterdam on 17 December 2004. Kokmeijer's leg was broken badly and he was forced to retire from professional football.
Sparta Rotterdam suspended Bouaouzan for the rest of the season, which was more than the 10 match ban the KNVB awarded him. Besides that he was taken to court by the Dutch government and Kokmeijer for battery, a unique moment in Dutch football history. Bouaouzan was sentenced to a conditional five months in jail.
In the Semi-Final of the 1982 FIFA World Cup Battison came off the bench in the second half, and after ten minutes of play, following a through ball by Platini, Battiston was clear through the German defence racing towards goal.
The German goalkeeper, Harald Schumacher, raced towards Battiston as the Frenchman took the shot, missing the goal. Schumacher leapt into the air, twisting his body and colliding with Battiston. In the process, Schumacher's hip hit the Frenchman's face.
Battiston, clattered, fell to the ground unconscious, with damaged vertebrae and teeth knocked out, later slipping into a coma. Emergency medics had to administer oxygen on the pitch.
Michel Platini later said that he thought that Battiston was dead, because "he had no pulse and looked pale."
Kieron Dyer suffered a double leg break due to a tackle by Bristol Rovers player Joe Jacobson in August 2007. He was out for more then a year due to horrific injury.
Danish Striker Jacob Olesen suffered a severe dislocation of the left ankle in an October 2006 game and was out for six months.
Iñigo Díaz de Cerio was a Real Sociedad striker.
On Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, Díaz de Cerio suffered a serious injury after a collision with SD Eibar goalkeeper Zigor, fracturing the tibia and the fibula of his right leg.
After a successful surgery, the club medical's staff nonetheless stated that the recovery would be "...very slow...", and the player was expected to miss the vast majority of the season
He returned to action almost one year after his injury, playing 30 minutes in a 1–1 draw at C.D. Nacional, for the UEFA Europa League (Nov. 5, 2009).
Marcin Wasilewski is a Polish defender who plays for RSC Anderlecht and the Polish national football team.
On Aug. 30, 2009, Wasilewski suffered an open double leg fracture in the 24th minute of the 1-1 Jupiler League draw between Anderlecht and Standard Liège when Liège's Axel Witsel made a challenge. Witsel was red carded for the offence.
Defender Marcin Wasilewski is facing at least thirteen months on the sidelines. Wasilewski underwent temporary surgery on multiple open fractures of the calf and tibia and faces a further operation.
Ewald Lienen is a former German midfielder and manager, who has represented the likes of Borussia Moenchengladbach, FC Cologne & Hanover 96 in a career spanning more than 30 years.
While playing against Werder Bremen in 1981 Linen suffered this horrific injury in which his leg was cut open he wound was almost 30cm in size, and was deep enough to expose Lienen’s muscle tissue and thighbone.
David Bustt is a former English footballer and played for Coventry City.
His playing career came to an end on 8 April 1996, whilst playing for Coventry against Manchester United. Two minutes into the match, Busst collided with United players Denis Irwin and Brian McClair, resulting in extensive compound fractures to both the tibia and fibula of his right leg.
It was, however, not the break that ended his career, but infections suffered afterwards.
The match had to be delayed for 12 minutes while the blood was cleaned off the pitch. It is reputed that Manchester United's goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel vomited on the pitch upon seeing the injury and had to have counselling afterwards, along with a number of other players.The injury is cited as one of the worst in the history of football.