A LOUGHBOROUGH graduate believes he has lifted the curse of the broken metatarsal with a revolutionary new sock.
The likes of David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Roy Keane, Xabi Alonso and Michael Owen have all ÃÂsuffered the injury, but thanks to the Metasox invention from Chris ÃÂNiesiolowski the bone fracture may become a rare thing.
The brainchild from Chris, who broke a metatarsal while an academy player at Derby County, sees football socks padded with rubber silicon pads.
The footwear is already being used at Wolves and Barnsley.
Wolves physio Alan ÃÂPeacham said: “They’re like shin pads for feet.
“It’s not just about players being available for matches – a lot of potential training days are missed through bruised feet.
“A lot of the players have welcomed them. Jelle van Damme wore it on international duty with Belgium.”