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Checking Those Boots

Checking Those Boots

The horrific injury suffered by Wayne Rooney, highlights the dangers that lurk out there when participating in a competitive game.

Rooney`s leg was sliced open, quite innocently, by the boot of Hugo Rodallega, meaning Rooney will now face an extended spell on the sidelines.

Now whilst no blame can be apportioned to Rodallega, you can see why players` boots are stringently checked before they take to the field of play.

If accidents of this magnitude can take place when boots have been checked you can imagine what a stud or two that do not quite conform to the legal requirements might do.

Following the accident to Rooney the Professional Footballers Association deputy chief executive, Bobby Barnes, has re-iterated,

"Player safety has always been a factor for us. Checks are in place before matches and when players go on the pitch."

"But an incident like this reinforces the fact that players` well-being are always at risk wile playing."

"Anything that highlights this is not bad if it means more checks are made on equipment."

The injury suffered by Wayne was gut-wrenching and if these checks can eliminate another occurrence then they will have served their purpose.

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday August 28 2012
Time: 4:43PM


Im sure I heard somewhere years back when blade studded boots first came out that Sir Alex had banned utd from wearing them. Due to the perceived risk of this kind of injury from them. The edge of these blades would gain a burr during use effective turning them into a serrated knife/saw. Not saying this is what caused the injury ordinary studs are pretty vicious if you're on the receiving end but the accompanying picture reminded me of the blades rumour.
29/08/2012 08:18:00
No denying how dangerous blades are, seen plenty of images all over the place of the damage they can cause. However in fairness players are more likely to suffer far more serious injuries like broken legs and muscle strains and tears, it's just the risk footballers take.
29/08/2012 14:01:00
I'm sure Sir Alex would say that because deep down he is a man who cares about the world..... No. they studs Rodellega wore are the same as Ronaldo so I don't see why United fans are complaing about the boots.
29/08/2012 15:01:00
We're blaming the boots because if Rodellega had been wearing astroturf boots Rooneys leg wouldn't have been cut. Studs be they ordinary or bladed have caused the injury no one is to blame. I was merely stating I'd heard rumour blades were the more dangerous of the two stud types and Fergie had stopped his players wearing them. No matter what you think of Sir Alex he always looks out for his players fitness all managers do and I refuse to believe he would want any player to get injured.
29/08/2012 16:00:00
Ronaldo never wore blades whilst at united, MotorMad is right Fergie banned them. The fact that forlan insisted on wearing them whilst he was here was one of the reasons as to why he doesn't play for us anymore.
29/08/2012 19:04:00
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