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Football’s seven most painful moments – from Phil Babb’s groin to Eduardo’s ankle snap

It’s rare a weekend goes by without a footballing injury horror story with broken legs and bloody cuts often seen.

Players can be ruled out for multiple months or some, sadly, can have their careers ended by injuries suffered.

But which injuries seen on the football pitch are the most painful?

Starsport have had a look at the sorest moments, mixing up different injuries from across the decades of the beautiful game.

We are fortunate enough to have not yet suffered a cruciate ligament injury and we don’t want to either, but neither do we fancy any of these injuries striking us.

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Seven most painful moments in football Patrick Battiston

In the World Cup semi-finals of 1982, Battiston was the victim of one of the worst challenges ever seen on a pitch.

Battiston raced on to a pass from Michel Platini and took a shot at goal.

That dribbled wide but it was the leap into Battiston from goalkeeper Harald Schumacher that shocked the world – and left the French star unconscious.

Schumacher jumped into his opponent, his hip connecting firmly with Battiston’s head.

Schumacher has always denied any foul intention while Battiston lost two teeth and had three cracked ribs.

Harald Schumacher lauched himself at Patrick Battiston at the 1982 World Cup
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Wayne Rooney

Not one for the faint hearted, England star Wayne Rooney was left with a five-inch gash on his forehead back in September 2013.

It actually came from a Manchester United team-mate with Phil Jones’ boot connecting with the striker.

While it came on the training pitch, it left a nasty gash which Rooney posted on social media after he was questioned over his commitment to the England squad.

Wayne Rooney was injured by his own team-mate
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Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Lloris had been struggling with his form and this injury came following a blunder from the Frenchman.

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