No matter what sport a person plays, injuries are part and parcel of any kind of game. Be it football, cricket, basketball, tennis, motor racing etc. any sportsperson can pick up an injury at any time. Some may be minor bruises, others may warrant a hospital visit. Since football is a contact sport, some injuries may be expected. Here are some of the worst football injuries of the 2016-17 season.
Samuel Coleman– The Everton right back suffered a devastating injured in a world cup qualifier. The Irish captain was subject to a dangerous challenge by Wales defender Neil Taylor. Coleman suffered a double fracture on his right leg for which he underwent surgery. Currently no timescale has been set on how much time it will take for him to return on the football pitch.
Yannick Bolasie- Yannick Bolasie, who was riding high in his first season as an Everton player, suffered a terrible injury. In a 1-1 draw vs Manchester United at Goodison Park the Congolese International suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury (ACL). He has been ruled out for upto 12 months.
Ikey Gundogan- The German midfielder who moved to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the summer had his season cut short early. In a home game on 14th December vs Watford, the 26 year old suffered a cruciate ligament damage to his knee. Gundogan has had a reputation of being injury prone and this injury has came as another major setback to his career. He was ruled out for the rest of the season and will be hoping to make a comeback by the start of the next campaign.
Aleix Vidal –After having a rough start to Barcelona career it finally seemed that things were finally falling in place for the former Sevilla player at Nou Camp. Only until in the final minute of an emphatic 6-0 win over Alaves, where he ended up dislocating his ankle after a challenge by Theo Hernandez. He has been ruled out of the rest of the season. This came as huge blow to Bacelona as Vidal was seen to finally be solving their problems as right back.
Arkadiusz Milik- Having been bought in to replace Gonzalo Higuain at Napoli from Ajax, he immediately set the stage on fire and almost made people of Naples forget any void that the Argentine had left. But while representing his nation Poland in October in a 3-2 win vs Denmark, the striker damaged his anterior cruciate ligament. Milik has since made an miraculous recovery and was back in the squad in February.