BUSST HOR­ROR

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In April, Coven­try de­fender David Busst suf­fers a hor­rific leg-break in an ac­ci­den­tal clash with Manch­ester United pair De­nis Irwin and Brian Mc­clair, caus­ing keeper Pe­ter Sch­me­ichel to vomit at the sight. In hos­pi­tal – where he has a to­tal of 26 op­er­a­tions – Busst con­tracts MRSA and the in­fec­tion be­comes so se­ri­ous there are fears he may lose his leg. He re­cov­ers, but never plays pro­fes­sion­ally again and re­tires seven months later. “A day doesn’t go by when I don’t think back to it,” he said. “Some­times on hol­i­day if peo­ple ask what I did, I say I had a shark bite.”

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