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.
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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