Nicklas Bendtner wearing his vision impairing mask. (Getty)
Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner has had to wear a protective mask since suffering facial injuries during a match against Swansea in January and now that his time wearing it is nearing an end, he's admitted that it impairs his vision.
From the Independent:
"I can't see with it on," he said. "I give the ball away because I can't see sometimes. It's not good because sometimes if you see a run, your eye disappears in the mask so you are seeing out of the eye that you can't see the run. It's difficult."
"Seeing out of the eye that you can't see the run"? Are you sure it's not impairing your speaking ability too?
Even though Nicklas says he can't see with the mask on, he's actually scored three goals in his last five matches with Sunderland -- doubling his season total. So maybe seeing too much was his problem before wearing the mask.
Anyway, Petr Cech has a response to Bendtner's complaint...
"What a baby."
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