Injury prone players in the world. In sports, one is bound to attract injury whether that may be a minor or a major life threatening one!
In sports, one is bound to attract injury whether that may be a minor or a major life threatening one!
Injuries are part and parcel of sporting world and many top athletes have fallen prey to injuries that have ravaged their careers and thus, forced an early retirement.
But there are a few who have continued to stay put despite the fact of being injury-ridden and fighting to stay fit.
With less time on the playing field, these below 5 athletes have spent more time with their doctors and trainers than playing the game itself. If you want to know who WE are talking about, check below:
Michael Clarke (Cricket)
Aussie skipper Michael Clarke is one of the many injury-prone cricketers that have seen very few playing time. Clarke is trying to recover from a hamstring injury that has kept him out of the Pakistan ODI series and further stated that, ‘it’s still a long way to go’. “I don’t know if ‘fine’ is right. I still think there’s a long way to go before I’m 100 percent fit for the Test match,” Clarke was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia (CA) official website. Michael’s career has been ravaged by injuries and with an all important World Cup coming up, Cricket Australia have a tough task ahead to keep the former fit and fine.
Abou Diaby (Football)
Once touted as the next ‘Patrick Viera’ at Arsenal football club, Abou Diaby has been plagued by injuries and setbacks in his playing career. The 28-year old played a League Cup match against Southampton recently but has yet to recover full match fitness. Diaby has suffered an incredible 40 injuries during his eight years at the club.
Rafael Nadal (Tennis)
Former world number one and French Open champion, Rafael Nadal has been nursing an injury off late that has kept the Spaniard away for a while. ‘Rafa’ has seen a turbulent 2014 ruin his playing career on the tennis court with a host of injuries including a recent one with appendicitis. Nadal has had problems with his knees in the past as well and with latest injury setback, the Spaniard has a challenging year ahead.
Zaheer Khan (Cricket)
From being a match winner in the 2011 Cricket World Cup for Team India to now being a mere spectator from afar; Zaheer Khan is another cricketer who has joined the list of injury-prone stars. Hamstring, muscle pains etc are one of the many injuries that left ‘Zak’ out of the field and straight onto the treatment table.
Mark Webber (Formula One)
Former Red Bull F1 driver Mark Webber is one of the finest racers on the racing track but also prone to many injuries as well. The Aussie driver had a broken leg back in a cycle accident back in 2008 as more bad news followed when the former was nursing an injury during the 2009-10 season. News of Webber driving through pain broke out that angered his F1 team.