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Austrian goalkeeper Christopher Knett was forced to miss Panetolikos’s clash with Panathinaikos, after burning his hand while cooking a steak.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper is Panetolikos’ first choice, but his name was not on Monday’s call-up in the Greek Super League.
Announcer New he ran into the player who revealed that his absence was due to an accident in the kitchen.
What was said?
“I’ll stay out of this game and everything will be fine for the next week, everything will be fine.” he said after showing the reporter his injured hand, which to be fair looked blistered. “Happens.”
When asked if he could finish cooking his steak, Knett said, “My wife did the cooking.”
Panetolikos didn’t miss Knett that night, as his substitute Nikolaos Melissas kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 win.
Other abnormal soccer injuries
Knett can take comfort from his colleague Santiago Canizares, who missed the 2002 World Cup with Spain after dropping a bottle of aftershave and cutting a tendon in his foot.
Steve Morrow was an Arsenal official, but he scored the winning goal in the 1993 League Cup final. His celebrations were cut short when he was hoisted onto the shoulders of a teammate, but he fell and broke an arm.
Ever Banega broke a bone in his ankle failing to apply the brake to his car as it filled up at a gas station, and it rolled onto his foot.