“Michael Owen: simply the best. So spoke casualty nurse Steven Oakes late last night when asked to reflect on the former footballers numerous appearances in A&E throughout his career.
“Oh he was a triage nurses wet dream,” he continued. “You never knew which bit of his body he might have injured next so it really kept me on my toes. It was never the same one twice. He was a walking anatomical textbook of breaks, strains, contusions, pulls and tears. I have learned most of what I know about the human body because of trying to put Michael Owen back together. He really was the Humpty Dumpty of football.
Others run his close, Ryan Giggs, Darren “sick note” Anderton, Kieran Dyer but for pure consistency of injury, Michael was way ahead of the rest. He was a natural. At one stage in his career he only needed to imagine playing football and he would injure himself such was his mental strength. We even named the A&E department in his honour.
God bless you Michael. R.I.P. (Recovering In Plaster)