AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes joined the weird and wonderful list of players sidelined by curious injury problems this week, baffling Rossoneri club doctors after being diagnosed with central serous retinopathy.
Mexes is thought to have picked up the rare eye condition after spending too much time on the sunbeds, forced out of Milan's Champions League clash with Celtic as a result of topping up the tan to excess.
The French defender's mishap may have left him with more than a red face and bruised ego, but he does not make the GMS top five freakiest ailments that have hit the headlines in recent years.
Click ahead to check out a crop of truly comical trips to the treatment table.
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