With the recent news that Queens Park Ranger’s midfielder Jermaine Jenas is again out with injury after suffering Cruciate Ligament damage in training, which could see the player out for up to six months. Jenas has had a career filled with various injuries that has curved his progress and meant that he never really filled his potential at a young age, however he is not the only player who has had this sad fate.
A pair who both featured for West Ham during the 2007 season and were both tipped to break into and do well in the England setup, they are Kieron Dyer and Dean Ashton they both landed big money moves to play Premier League football however injuries stopped them fulfilling these price tags. Dyer just ten days after he made his debut, broke his leg during a League Cup game against Bristol and Ashton, after joining the Hammers in 2006, played well enough to get himself a call up into the England Squad however in training, the day before a game against Greece, Ashton broke his ankle from which he never fully recovered from and retired in 2009.
Another player who for many was destined for greatness and was England’s next great hope was center back Johnathan Woodgate, the man who even went on to feature for Real Madrid has had a career blighted with injuries that have kept him out for entire seasons, never really filled his potential. Starting out at Leeds United Woodgate helped them and his next team Newcastle United to the latter stages of the then named UEFA Cup. After making his move to Real Madrid, he was out injured for his entire first year in Madrid making his debut the following season in which he had a nightmare, scoring an own goal and getting sent off.Then in July 2007, Woodgate was voted the worst signing of the 21st century by users of the website of Spain’s leading sports daily,In July 2007, Woodgate was voted the worst signing of the 21st century by users of the website of Spain’s leading sports daily, Diario Marca, polling 37.11% of the votes cast.
Now to a man who was never at a club for very long for one reason or another Danny Cadamartieri, a career which had a bit of everything arrests, drug use allegations and injury. Cadamartieri featured for no more than 11 teams during his playing career and retired in 2014. He was in the Everton first team when he was charged with assault which lead to him being released from the team which had given him his big break in Football, and after this never fully settled at a club which lead to him moving on every year or two. While at Sheffield United, Cadamartieri started what looked like his year when he was on two goals in two games however, injury stopped his season in March.