Eredivisie player to miss games after eating carrot breaks jaw

In bizarre news coming out of the Eredivisie, one player is set to miss their team’s next match – after eating a carrot that broke his jaw.

Sc Heerenveen full-back Rami Kaib was the victim of the unfortunate incident, having suffered a jaw injury earlier in the year.

Dutch website Voetbalzone reported that the Swedish full-back, who was already nursing the original jaw injury when he ate a hard carrot, causing the jaw to break.

It’s unclear how serious the break actually was – but the same source reports that the 24-year-old will be out “for weeks”.

Kaib signed for Heerenveen in the January transfer window, and made 15 appearances in his debut half-season.

This campaign, however, he was only able to make two appearances in the Eredivisie before injury struck.

Having been a part of his side’s opening two victories of the season, the full-back missed their home defeat against AZ Alkmaar and away draw against FC Groningen.

It’s not the first bizarre injury we’ve seen this year. England cricketer Jofra Archer was forced to undergo surgery in March after dropping a fish tank onto his hand.

Middlesbrough full-back Darnell Fisher, meanwhile, suffered a knee injury in the close season when, he told the club, a friend fell onto his knee.

Boro boss Warnock said back in July (via Gazette Live): “We’re not optimistic. From what he’s telling us it was a complete accident – an accident with a mate slipping and falling on him and crashing on his knee.”

Before this year, Carlos Tevez once returned to Argentinian side Boca Juniors with a muscle injury – after getting involved in a kickabout with inmates whilst visiting his half-brother in prison.

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