Goalkeeper forced to miss game after burning hand cooking steak

Goalkeeper Christopher Knett was forced to miss Panetolikos' game against Panathinaikos after suffering a bizarre injury to his hand.

The Austrian missed out after burning his hand while making a steak.

The 30-year-old, who is usually Panatolikos' first-choice goalkeeper, was left out of the matchday squad entirely for Monday's game in the Greek Super League.

His absence caused a stir due to his importance to the side, but it was soon revealed.

Speaking to Nova, he explained that he had suffered a burn on his hand while making a steak at home.

He joked that while he was fine, and would recover quickly, he wouldn't be venturing into the kitchen any time soon.

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Knett said, as translated by Goal: “I will stay out of this game and all will be okay for next week, all will be okay.

“It happens.”

When asked about whether he was able to finish the steak, he replied: "My wife did the cooking.”

He isn't the first footballer to suffer a freak injury away from the pitch, however.

Former England goalkeeper David James once tweaked his shoulder while out fishing, having already pulled a muscle in his back while reaching for a television remote.

Fellow goalkeeper Dave Beasant missed eight weeks of action in 1993 after dropping a bottle of salad cream on his foot – which severed the tendon in his toe.

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