Players who could have been great if it weren't for injuries

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    Vidyoyo Self-confessed coffee shop chat-up expert

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    Ruben de la Red looked promising.
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    Without a doubt Sergio Canales, what a talent that kid was, he got plagued with injuries but feck me when he was fit you could see he was something special.
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    Bobby Noble. On of the best young right backs of the late Busby era. He was integral to our title-winning side in 1967 but almost lost his life in a car crash and never played again.
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    Yeah, it's massively sad when such outstanding players are prevented from reaching their full potential. Nesta bugs me even more than Ronaldo, I just have a crush on Italian defenders and he's my absolute favourite. Only the Sammer/Beckenbauer statement goes to far for me.
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    I see a lot of posts with the Abou Diaby effect. The Abou Diaby effect happens when an average player with some flashy moves/talent suffers long term injuries and improves in the minds of his supporters until he becomes world class.

    Abou Diaby spent 9 years at Arsenal and played a couple hundred games with only 1 good game to show for it against Liverpool. He was incredibly overrated and brainless.

    Beware of the Abou Diaby effect when assessing injury prone players.
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    Van Basten and imagine Robben without years of being injured!
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    That's sad. :( Several clubs where he didn't get a single game. Weird considering he looked quite promising. Makes you wonder how much a single nasty injury can derail a sensitive soul.
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    It is. I didn't do too much research but I'd imagine if he'd had a second bad injury the couple of articles I read would have mentioned it. Why are these small clubs even bothering to buy a former Premier League player then not even give him a chance?
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    I really don't know. Maybe he's been released on a free a bunch of times, then the next club has thought he's crap in training.