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Oxford Utd’s Adam Chapman plays through bizarre burnt nipple injury

Ryan Bailey
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Unusual injury sufferer Adam Chapman (Getty)

Unusual injury sufferer Adam Chapman (Getty)

From tripping over Labradors to exploding microwave poached egg incidents, many footballers have picked up injuries while navigating the perilous landscapes of their own homes.

A new addition to the strange affliction list has arrived courtesy of Oxford United's Adam Chapman. The 22-year-old midfielder valiantly played through Saturday's game with Wycombe, despite earning a trip to the hospital the day before after burning his nipple. With milk.

Oxford manager Chris Wilder explained the situation to the BBC:

"Adam Chapman, like this good dad he is, was making his baby some milk and he managed to shake the bottle up and down, but he didn't put the lid back on properly.

"He burnt his chest and had to go to hospital for a check up."

Thankfully, Chapman had no need to cry over spilt milk, as the U's stormed to a 3-1 victory over their Buckinghamshire rivals.

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