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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

An Eye For An Eye

Football 365 made an excellent point today. What must Paul Scholes have thought of those "For You Smudger" T-shirts United were sporting on Sunday ? Smith's injury was nasty, yes, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Bottom line though is that Scholes may never play again with his eye problem, and could well be affected for the rest of his life. Similarly Liverpool's Mo Sissoko was 80% likely to lose his sight in one eye last I heard, which would surely end his career, and he's only 22.

Smith's break must have hurt like fuck and he'll have a painful rehabilitation but the bottom line is he'll be good as new in a year's time, if not sooner. I personally think that Scholes and Sissoko deserve more sympathy even though, I do stress, Smith deserves a lot. Maybe the reason they don't get it is that there's no gruesome footage of it happening for Sky Sports to show 100 times.


  • At 5:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Actually I don't think the loss of an eye would necessarily end a career, although it would certainly be a serious impediment. Hibs have a player called Dean Shiels who has been blind in one eye since childhood, and while he's hardly operating at the very highest echelons of the game, he's still a talented young professional.


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