Saturday, September 07, 2013
Boot blades are a health risk
Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney is out for several weeks after suffering a horrific gash to his forehead in a clash in training with Manchester United team mate Phil Jones. The gash was caused by an accidental kick with blades. Since they were introduced over ten years ago many luminaries in the game including Sir Alex Ferguson and former Liverpool FC hero and inventer of the Adidas Predator boot, Craig Johnston have warned of the potential dangers of blade footwear. The call for softer studs and less viscious blades is growing and Johnston has warned it is only a matter of time before a big-name footballer sues a boot company.