Football Boot Brand Nike has dismissed claims that its Total 90 Laser boot was the cause of Wayne Rooney’s foot fracture, which has left the Manchester United and England international sidelined for two months.
Charlie Brooks, head of Corporate Communications for Nike UK has defended the football boot brand saying: “He (Rooney) himself is personally absolutely confident, as we are, that the boot had nothing to do with his injury.”
He added: “Nearly 20% of the professional players in the Barclay’s Premier League this weekend were wearing this boot.”
“I think it is a boot that stands up to all kinds of testing….and stands up to on-pitch demand.”
“I think what happened to Wayne is an unfortunate football injury.”
“When we were developing this boot we worked extensively with Wayne.”
“He was part of the development testing process. He went over to our headquarters in the United States and he tested the boot extensively over there.”
Wright states: “This latest spate of foot injuries must be linked to the lightness of the boot, what else can it be?”
“Let’s roll back a decade and look at a time when boots weren’t so advanced or precise, very few players seemed to have metatarsal injuries or foot damage like this.”.
As always Footy-Boots.com will be on the case looking for any developments in this story which is sure to generate a lot of differing opinions.