Former West Ham captain loses fight with bike rack

Former West Ham and Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has joined the list of footballers who have picked up freak injuries off the pitch.

The now Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder is said to have suffered a ‘nasty gash’ to his face after tripping over a bike rack in the Canadian City, forcing him to miss his team’s match against Houston Dynamo this coming weekend.

As you can imagine, he’s taken quite a bit of stick for the bizarre injury. Here’s how some fans reacted to the news on Twitter…