Date: 28th August 2012 at 4:44pm
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The horrific injury suffered by Wayne Rooney, highlights the dangers that lurk out there when participating in a competitive game.

Rooney`s leg was sliced open, quite innocently, by the boot of Hugo Rodallega, meaning Rooney will now face an extended spell on the sidelines.

Now whilst no blame can be apportioned to Rodallega, you can see why players` boots are stringently checked before they take to the field of play.

If accidents of this magnitude can take place when boots have been checked you can imagine what a stud or two that do not quite conform to the legal requirements might do.

Following the accident to Rooney the Professional Footballers Association deputy chief executive, Bobby Barnes, has re-iterated,

“Player safety has always been a factor for us. Checks are in place before matches and when players go on the pitch.”

“But an incident like this reinforces the fact that players` well-being are always at risk wile playing.”

“Anything that highlights this is not bad if it means more checks are made on equipment.”


The injury suffered by Wayne was gut-wrenching and if these checks can eliminate another occurrence then they will have served their purpose.



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