After calling time on his injury plagued career, Kieron Dyer was today stretchered out of a West-London branch of Tesco following a bad slip in the condiments aisle.
The former England International was undertaking some light shopping duties handed down by his girlfriend, when the injury occurred.
One shopper who witnessed the incident said, “he seemed to be moving ok – maneouvering the trolley around the corners and everything, when I heard a small crash from about an aisle away.”
“I ran round and there he was on the floor – just holding his ankle,” added the onlooker.
Dyer’s career was notable for the string of injuries he endured, with the player once touted as the solution to England’s ‘left-wing problem’ reduced to a mere thirty games during a four year spell at West Ham.
Manager of the Tesco branch, David Kazcynski, said it was currently “too early” to say how long it may be before the former Newcastle and QPR star might resume shopping duties.
He said: “He hit a small damp patch where a little boy had knocked over a ketchup bottle earlier in the day.
“The lad’s been unlucky – once he hit it, he just went down, and the way he landed seemed to do the damage…”