List of injured World Cup stars keeps growing

List of injured World Cup stars keeps growing

World Cup 2010

List of injured World Cup stars keeps growing


Arjen Robben (Reuters)

When Didier Drogba and Rio Ferdinand went down with serious injuries, it became clear this World Cup would have its share of high-profile player losses. Little did we know how bad things would get.

Dutch star Arjen Robben was the latest player to join the list of the injured this past weekend, but he was hardly the only one. Honduran star Wilson Palacios was also hit with a serious injury, though it remains unclear just how bad his injured shin is after being taken to a hospital after Honduras' 3-0 loss to Romania.

Here is a rundown of top players are expected to either miss the World Cup entirely, or miss some part of the tournament due to recent injuries:

World Cup Wounded

Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast

Rio Ferdinand, England

Arjen Robben, Netherlands

Andrea Pirlo, Italy

Humberto Suazo, Chile

John Obi Mikel, Nigeria

Michael Essien, Ghana

Michael Ballack, Germany

Wilson Palacios, Honduras

What do you think of all these injuries? Which if these do you consider the most devastating to the player's team? Praying no Americans fall victim between now and Saturday's World Cup opener vs. England?

Share your thoughts below.

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