From tricycles to Scrabble tiles, ironing boards to lawnmowers, with a moose thrown in for good measure, FIFA.com examines some of the bizarre injuries that footballers have sustained.
Giovanni Trapattoni will make four changes to his Republic of Ireland starting XI for tomorrow's Carling Nations Cup decider against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium.
Roberto Mancini has confirmed that Carlos Tevez will miss Tuesday's match with Stoke City after being allowed to return to Argentina for family reasons.
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni will make a late decision between Aiden McGeady and Liam Lawrence for the first leg of the play-off with France.
A winning goal against South Africa has Liam Lawrence hoping that he has staked a serious claim for inclusion in the Republic of Ireland's starting line-up.
Liam Lawrence's stunning free kick consigned South Africa to their sixth consecutive defeat as the Republic of Ireland edged the friendly 1-0.