This season has been particularly amazing in the world of sports. There have been some beautiful moments like farewells and victories. But there were also some other heartbreaks due to breath-taking injuries that stroke at crucial moments. Today we’ll go through top 5 athletes who got injured when their teams really needed them.
5. Dani Carvajal – Real Madrid
🗣️ Florentino Pérez: "Dani Carvajal is annoyed, but the World Cup starts in 20 days and I think he will be ready." pic.twitter.com/rqdKTxheHB
— RMOnly (@ReaIMadridOnly) May 26, 2018
It may cause no problems for Real Madrid, but Carvajal’s injury during the Champions League final is a serious threat to the Spain national team. Carvajal was in tears as he walked off after appearing to aggravate his hamstring. With the World Cup weeks away, the conversation has turned to whether Carvajal will be healthy enough to help his team.
4. Chris Paul – Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets have been a threat to the reigning champions Golden State Warriors. With Chris Paul on board, the Rockets lead the series until game 5. Unfortunately, he missed Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals with a hamstring injury.
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) May 26, 2018
Now things seem tough as his side face the Warriors in the last do or die game (7). Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni says their guard is a “game-time decision” for the final matchup.
3. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Liverpool
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Heartbroken about last nights outcome. It was difficult having to watch from the stands and not being able to help contribute. I wanted it so much for the boys, staff and the fans, who have been unbelievable all season. That being said, I’m proud of what we have all achieved together this season in reaching the final and it’s a real privilege to be part of this group of players, to play for our fans and to part of this amazing club. I hope one day soon we can win trophies together. #YNWA
Chamberlain is laid up by a knee injury that ended his season and will delay his start to the next one. He would almost certainly have been starting the Champions League final for Liverpool last weekend.
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Absolutely devastated to have picked up this injury at such a crucial time in the season. Gutted I won’t be able to play any further part now in our Champions League run for Liverpool, and also the World Cup with England. But now it’s all about supporting the boys and getting behind them. I know we have what it takes to do something special in this tournament. I’m going to give everything I have to make sure I’m back as quickly as possible. However, this all pales in comparison to how the family of the liverpool fan badly hurt before last nights game must be feeling. My thoughts are with him and his loved ones. Thank you for all your kind words, messages and support. I’ll see you soon. #YNWA
Oxlade would have been a shoo-in for England’s World Cup squad. Alex must be one of the unluckiest men due to injuries. He did not take the field in the 2014 World Cup either and was ruled out of Euro 2016.