Emile Heskey is the latest England player to be hit by the curse of the broken metatarsal.
Heskey, who has been lauded over the past week as one of the main catalysts for England’s impressive wins over Israel and Russia, suffered the injury after nine minutes of Wigan’s Premiership encounter aganst Fulham on Saturday.
The Latics striker cracked his fifth metatarsal, whilst wearing his Nike Air Legends’, after jumping in the air and coming down on his ankle. Not through kicking the ball, not even through a crunching tackle.
The England target man is likely to be out for a period of six weeks, meaning he will be a major doubt for England’s Euro 2008 qualifiers against Estonia and Russia in October.
Heskey joins a long list of England players who have suffered the curse of the metatarsal injury over recent years.
Below is a list of the members of the unwanted group and their current football boots of choice.
David Beckham – Adidas Predator Absolute Globe
Gary Neville – Adidas Predator Absolute
Danny Murphy – Nike Air Zoom Total 90
Steven Gerrard – Adidas Predator Absolute
Scott Parker – Puma v-Konstrukt
Ashley Cole – Adidas Predator Absolute
Michael Owen – Umbro X Boot III
Ledley King – Adidas Predator Absolute
Wayne Rooney – Nike Total 90 Laser
Joey Barton –Nike Total 90 Laser