Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek will miss the Europa League final after suffering an ankle injury in a charity friendly in the United States. Here Press Association Sport looks at five unfortunate players who missed out on major matches for far more unusual reasons. EmersonEmerson missed the 2002 World Cup with a dislocated shoulder (Nick Potts/PA)Brazil captain Emerson missed the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea after a kickabout in training went wrong. But a few years earlier Grondalen tackled the wrong player when he ran into a moose while jogging in the forest. The startled animal inflicted injuries which ruled Grondalen out of a World Cup qualifier against Finland.
Source: Irish Examiner May 16, 2019 15:00 UTC