Bizarre Ways Players Got Injured After Kostas Tsimikas Incident With Bukayo Saka, Klopp

Bizarre Ways Players Got Injured After Kostas Tsimikas Incident With Bukayo Saka, Klopp

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Kostas Tsimikas is facing a lengthy time on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone
  • The fullback picked up the injury after tangling with Bukayo Saka at Anfield on December 23
  • Sports Brief takes a look at some of the crazy ways players have picked up injuries in the past

Kostas Tsimikas managed to keep Bukayo Saka quiet for the 35 minutes he lasted on the pitch during Liverpool's clash against Arsenal on December 23.

His night, however, ended early when, while competing for the ball against the English winger, he landed awkwardly on his shoulder, wiping out his manager, Jurgen Klopp, in the process.

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Kostas Tsimikas battles for the ball with Bukayo Saka before picking up a shoulder injury on December 23. Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images.
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Klopp confirmed to the club's website that the Greek fullback had broken his collarbone and is now set for an extended period away.

It is uncommon to see a player take out his manager and then get injured in the same sequence of play. Sports Brief has assembled a list of other bizarre ways players got injured.

1. Rami Kaib - for eating a carrot

Your doctor or nutritionist will probably go on and on about how you are supposed to include carrots in your diet. But even when you do so, be careful, lest you end up like Rami Kaib.

In 2021, Kaib broke his jaw while eating a carrot. Then playing for Dutch side Heerenveen, the Tunisian footballer of Swedish heritage aggravated an earlier injury on his face that forced him to miss a couple of weeks, as reported by 90MIN.

2. Raphinha - kicking a fridge

The Barcelona winger wasn't too impressed that he had been substituted during their Europa League tie against Manchester United.

He was spotted hitting a seat before kicking a mini-fridge beside him. He missed the following game due to a knee injury, as reported by Talk Sport.

3. Chris Smalling - banged head while on holiday

The defender suffered a misfortune when he went on holiday in Bali during his days at Manchester United. A club statement said the English defender was being treated for food poisoning, but subsequent photos showed he had a big cut above his eye and wore a bandage.

MEN confirmed that he fainted due to food poisoning and hit his head.

4. Rio Ferdinand - played Playstation for a long time

While still at Leeds, the Manchester United legend strained his knee somehow after resting his leg for too long while playing Pro Evolution Soccer.

5. Dave Beasant - Dropped a bottle on his foot

While in his kitchen, the former goalkeeper dropped a bottle of salad and tried to salvage it with, get this, his bare foot. That didn't end well, as the bottle broke and tore Beasant's big toe, forcing him to miss two months of football.

The Same thing happened to Santiago Canazares, who dropped a bottle of aftershave on his foot and ended up missing the 2002 World Cup.

Notable mentions

Former Aston Villa star Allan Wright injured his knee while trying to get to the pedals of his Ferrari.

Meanwhile, former England goalkeeper David James strained a muscle on his back as he stretched to get the remote.

Kevin Kyle's eight-month-old son knocked a bowl of boiling water on his crotch area.

Bukayo Saka apologises to Tsimikas

Sports Brief has reported that Arsenal star Bukayo Saka insists there was ‘no foul on Liverpool left-back Kostas Tsimikas after the two players collided.

Saka apologised to Tsimikas for his injury but insisted there was no intention to foul the left back.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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