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Brazilian Ramalho spent three days in bed after swallowing a pill he had been prescribed for a dental infection. It was a suppository.

Milan Rapaic missed the start of the 1995-96 season for Hajduk Split. He jabbed his eye with a boarding pass at the airport. Norway defender Svein Grondalen ran into a moose jogging near his house. Bryan Robson lifted a bed Paul Gascoigne was in and dropped it on his toe, missing the 1990 World Cup with the subsequent injury.

Both Thierry Henry and Marco Tardelli injured themselves when the corner flag bounced back and hit their faces. Manchester City’s Shaun Goater kicked an advertising board to celebrate a goal by Nicholas Anelka and hurt his foot. Arsenal reserve Perry Groves jumped up to celebrate a goal and knocked himself unconscious by hitting his head in the dugout.

David James, Carlo Cudicini and David Seaman (and Robbie Keane) have all suffered reaching-for-the-remote-knack. On separate fishing trips, James and Seaman were both injured reeling in large catches. (Make your own surname or catching-ability pun.) Cudicini’s obligatory animal-related injury came while walking his dog.

A sheepdog ended the career of Brentford goalkeeper Chic Brodie. In October 1970 he shattered a kneecap when he ran into the furry pitch-invader. “The dog might have been a small one, but it just happened to be a solid one,” he said.

Boys. [Goal.com / I Am . . . Sasha Fierce.]

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