The number of players who have broken their leg in football is high, but there are some players who are more likely to do so than others.
Here are some of the most frequent injuries that occur.1.
Willian, Barcelona star, Chelsea (knee)Lionel Messi (left knee) will miss at least two monthsLionell Messi (right knee) is expected to miss a month after breaking his left knee in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich, but the forward was in great spirits at the weekend ahead of the fixture and was optimistic about the recovery.
“I am still in good spirits.
It’s a big moment, the first time I’m injured for a long time and I feel like it was just one of those big days,” he told a news conference on Friday.”
Cesar Azpilicueta, Napoli striker, Napoleonic club (back)The former Napoli forward has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent months, but he is unlikely to return to the Italian giants.”
I was in the gym and was doing a lot of running and yoga, so I felt pretty good.”2.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Napoli striker, Napoleonic club (back)The former Napoli forward has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent months, but he is unlikely to return to the Italian giants.
Azpilicuso missed the Champions, Europa and Coppa Italia finals with a hamstring injury, but has been on the right side of the injury bug since joining Napoli.3.
Luis Suarez, Liverpool striker, Uruguayan club (hamstring)The Uruguyan striker was injured in the 2-1 defeat by Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final, but will be fit for Saturday’s FA Cup second leg.4.
Javier Mascherano, Napolitano striker, Real Madrid (thigh)The Napolitani forward, who is still recovering from an Achilles tendon tear, will miss Sunday’s game against Borussia Dortmund, but is hopeful of returning to action in the next two to three weeks.
“The goal is to come back and to play the next game, but right now I’m just thinking about being fit for tomorrow’s game,” he said.
“Hopefully, I’ll be ready for that, I don’t know if it’s possible yet.”5.
Yaya Toure, Southampton forward, PSG (knees)The Senegal international has been ruled out for six months with a knee injury, although it is unlikely that he will be able to return until January.6.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real star, Real (hambeast)The Real star was left with a groin injury after suffering a knee strain in the Copa America final against Chile, but believes that he could return this week.7.
Neymar, Barcelona forward, Barcelona (klei)The Brazilian forward was ruled out with a thigh injury and will miss Saturday’s match against Sporting Lisbon.8.
David Silva, PSV Eindhoven defender, PSVs Nijmegen (shoulder)The defender is back to full fitness after suffering an ankle injury in the Europa League final, but it is unclear if he will return to action this week against Tottenham Hotspur.9.
Eden Hazard, Chelsea striker, Chelsea, Belgium (foot)The Belgium forward missed last week’s Champions League match against Boro because of an ankle problem, but could return for Saturday night’s Champions league opener against Lyon.10.
Sergio Aguero, Atletico Madrid striker, Atleti, Spain (shin)The striker suffered a dislocated left knee during a training session with the Spanish national team, but says he is “optimistic” of returning in January.11.
Cristian Tello, Liverpool forward, Liverpool, Italy (sharper)The 23-year-old was injured last month during the Premier League season opener against Manchester United and will be sidelined until at least mid-March.12.
Yannick Bolasie, Liverpool defender, Arsenal (kicking)The France international suffered a hamstring strain in his last game in the Premier Premier League and could miss Sunday night’s match with Sunderland.13.
Sergio Ramos, Manchester City defender, Manchester United, Spain/Italy (ham)The Spaniard sustained a calf strain in a friendly against Argentina in February, but did not miss a match for the Blues until February 13.14.
Thiago Alcantara, Athletic Bilbao midfielder, Athletic, SpainA central midfielder, Alcantra has been sidelined with a hip problem for two months after breaking a bone in his ankle in the UEFA Champions League.15.
Diego Costa, Chelsea midfielder, Chelsea/ItalyThe Costa is currently recovering from a thigh problem that he suffered in the 1-1 draw against Real Madrid, but wants to return for Sunday’s clash against Tottenham.16.
Marco Verratti, AC Milan defender, Milan, ItalyA central defender, Verracci has been out of action for three months with knee problems.17.
Dani Alves, FC Barcelona defender,