Jack Rodwell only made 17 appearances for Everton last season due to hamstring troubles that also kept him out of Euro 2012 and the Olympics, yet Man City paid £12 million for the 21-year-old midfielder in August. This season, the problems have persisted, but after changing his car, house and his pillows he's finally healthy.
From the Telegraph:
“I had a low sports car,” Rodwell said. “That wasn’t necessarily the reason [for the injury], but it was a factor. I also changed my pillows and moved a bit closer to Manchester as well because I didn’t want to be sat in the same position [driving] for an hour a day.
“I tried everything because it means that much to me, but I’m finally over the line I think."
Rodwell now drives an SUV, lives closer to the office and presumably started using actual pillows instead of rocks from the bottom of a river. Sometimes footballers make sacrifices too.