Football or soccer injuries are the unavoidable part of football career. The injuries may affect any footballers no matter what the position he plays as in the field or the frequent of playing this sport. Injuries often occur at knee, thigh, hip, ankle and even face. Football rescue contains such comprehensive process by a group of sports physiotherapists. Following are footballers who experience injuries of face and bring masks into the field as a part of managing football injuries.
Sinisa Mihajlovic – the former Lazio center-back – broke his jaw during a game in Serie A in September 2000. The kick specialist used the first mask in the Italian Cup against Sampdoria. After the game, he said, “I feel like a masked cavalier but it is not too bad. It gives me the protection I need even if full lateral vision is not possible with it”
Mihajlovic is currently the coach of Fiorentina.
Just four days after the operation the fractured right cheekbone, John Terry – the captain of Chelsea – wore mask on the match against Valencia in the Champions League Group B clash.
Coach Avram Grant said John Terry resembled something out of the Halloween movie.
England\'s Paul Gascoigne wore a mask to protect a facial injury. The talented footballer played for the England team between 1989 and 1998.
Alberto Aquilani, an Italian footballer, made the full international debut in a 1–1 draw against Turkey in 2006.
Captain Paolo Maldini is wearing a protective mask because of his broken nose
Cristian Chivu – the captain of Romania – suffered serious injury in a clash of heads on January 6 in a Serie A match. He tried Canterbury’s protective caps.
Cristian Chivu tried Canterbury’s protective mask
Bayern Munich\'s Martin Demichelis experienced facial fractures on the match between Argentina and Germany. He returned to the field with a protective mask just three and a half weeks after corrective surgery. Despite the pain and disadvantages of wearing the mask, he emphasized the mask was “perfect, super” in terms of comfort and ease of use.
He returns to the field with a protective mask just three and a half weeks after corrective surgery.
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