3. Luc Nilis- Aston Villa

On September 9th, 2000, few months after joining Aston Villa from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, Luc Nilis collided with Ipswich Town goalkeeper Richard Wright and suffered a double compound fracture of his right shin.

The injury was so bad that the doctors were considering amputating his leg. The decision was later reconsidered but the star never played again. His Villa career and journey in football was ended at the age of 33 years.

2. Alf-Inge Haaland- Manchester City

Manchester City former midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland horrific injury was not an accident. It was a deliberate vicious tackle from Manchester United former Captain Roy Keane. The tough Red Devils skipper went for his knee and it was a career-ending tackle. He got a red card on the day but he was not sorry about it. In fact, he revealed later that it was a revenge tackle because the Norwegian had injured him four years earlier.

‘I’d waited long enough. I f****** hit him hard. The ball was there (I think). Take that you c***,’ he wrote.

The player never really recovered from the injury, he tried to play on but one year later at the age of 31, he hanged his boots.

1.David Busst- Coventry City

Coventry City star David Busst double compound leg fracture is still considered one of the worst injuries in football history. The 28-year-old was sandwiched by Denis Irwin and Brian McClair of Manchester United.

‘I didn’t look down, you go into shock mode,’ Busst said afterward.

‘The pain is excruciating. You freeze. You think any movement will make it worse.’

The player underwent 26 operations. The game was stopped for 9 minutes. Red Devils goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel vomited on the pitch. It was one of the worst days in Premier League history. His career came to an end at the age of 28 years.

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