Wednesday, June 21, 2006

World Cup Injuries

Watching the England match as part of the World Cup last night, I watched with concern as Michael Owen injured his knee in the first few minutes of the game. The pain and shock was clearly evident on his face during the many replays.

It turns out that he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament, which connects the front part of the upper tibia to the back part of the bottom of the femur.

His teammate Wayne Rooney recently fractured his right fourth metatarsal in the run up to the competition. Read an excellent Medical Student Newspaper article about it.

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