Liverpool's under-23 goalkeeper injured by a fly

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Liverpool are a club who have had their injury problems over the years.

Whether it's Daniel Sturridge, Michael Owen, or Jordan Henderson, there have been quite a few Redmen who have struggled to keep fit on a regular basis.

Generally, though, they've all had pretty standard injuries - nothing to write home about.

That's what makes under-23s goalkeeper Caomihin Kelleher such an odd case. Of all the bizarre injuries footballers have sustained over the years, this has to take the cake.

Thanks to the Liverpool Echo, we now have a very clear picture of what's been keeping Kelleher in the treatment room - perhaps a little too clear, if anything.

So, here goes the story: the stopper was bitten by a fly. Not a pleasant experience, but not one to cause too much damage, you'd have thought.

Bizarre injury 

Yet, the Irishman is now on crutches due to the bizarre incident. The bite created an abscess on one of his shins, hence why he's been unable to play football.

Just when you thought you'd heard it all. To make matters even more frustrating for him, he'd been in great form prior to this, earning Man of the Match for his performance in last week's 1-0 win over Manchester City's under-23s.

Even Leroy Lita, who once sat out an England under-21 game because he'd overstretched in bed, would probably be baffled by this one.

Liverpool's under-23 manager Michael Beale told the same newspaper:

“It’s a strange one. He had like an abscess on his shin, he just got an infection from a bite. It’s nothing major, it just kept him out of the next few days.

“We thought it would go like a normal bite, unfortunately the flies over at Kirkby must be a bit stronger than the rest of the country!

“He’s just had a reaction to something, nothing major.”

What other bizarre injuries have Premier League players had? Let us know in the comments. 

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