The Snapshot: West Ham’s Kieron Dyer fractures his tibia and fibula


29th, August 2007


West Ham’s recent signing Kieron Dyer receives physio treatment and comfort from his team-mates after suffering a double leg fracture in last night’s Carling Cup tie with Bristol Rovers. Dyer was injured in a tackle by Rovers’ Joe Jacobson, which left Hammers boss Alan Curbishley fuming. Click here to see the incident.
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  1.' Jay says:

    I have not seen any reference to a card in the news. Was there any?
    I do not think the intent was to break the leg of the player but in these type of challenges something normally gives and it is rarely the grass.
    I am often impressed by the amount of unpunished recklesness that goes on in british football. Stiff leg, cleats up tackles are usual and as long as there is some perception that the player is attempting on playing the ball the tackles go unpunished.
    However, this tackle does not fall in that category. The player decided to have a go at Dyer’s leg and I think there was some sort of “malicious recklesness” or whatever you would want to call it that would deserve some pretty harsh punishment.

  2.' Kipp says:

    Malice aforethought, malicious intent?
    and ahhhhhhhhhhahahahahahahahahah

  3.' joe says:

    that was money well spent

  4. Chringle says:

    The glass footballer strikes again.

  5.' Col says:

    Are West Ham actually cursed? Hope Shorey is taking note!