Dirk Kuyt out for four weeks after Nani-esque ‘training ground bicycle kick’ injury

Lovable carthorse has mishap that kept Not-Ronaldo out of WC’10


Dirk Kuyt has officially been ruled out for action for the next month, having busted his shoulder attempting a bicycle kick in training with Holland.

The red-faced 30-year-old returned to Liverpool yesterday to undergo scans, with club doctor Peter Brukner concluding:

Dirk has damaged his shoulder at the A-C joint, which is between the collar bone and the shoulder. He is likely to be out for four weeks.

Which means ‘Wonderful World Cup Finalist Dirk Kuyt’* will miss the Reds’ trip to Old Trafford next Sunday. In a strange coincidence, the injury is almost of a carbon copy of Nani’s botched overhead kick which ruled him out of World Cup 2010 days before it started.

Perhaps we should just have a universal ban on spectacularly average players doing Marco van Basten impersonations in training.

* see comments 4 and 5, we’re a blog of our word

2 responses so far
  • Delboy Dublin // September 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Might wanna take another look at your headline there. The boy’s clumsy but he’s not THAT clumsy…

  • Richard Gilzene // September 7, 2010 at 3:22 pm


    cheers Delboy

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