3. Luc Nilis- Aston Villa
Clue (e) his playing career came to an end in the 2000–01 season after breaking his leg in a match with his club @AVFCOfficial following a clash with @Official_ITFC goalkeeper Richard Wright#ExFE #AVFC
And of course the answer is…
A. Luc Nilis pic.twitter.com/qnjUR6AEOV
— The Extreme Football Enthusiast (@ExtremeFootbal4) September 19, 2018
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
Sadly @paulpogba's ill advised comments hoping for #mancity injuries brings back memories of Roy Keane's horror career ending tackle on Alf-Inge Haaland? Keane had "no regrets" In his first autobiography, Keane admitted he set out to injure the #mcfc man. #Pogba pic.twitter.com/GjFr5QYTDR
— The Man City Show (@citypodcast) December 2, 2017
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
— The 90s Football Podcast (@AK90s) April 8, 2017
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.