Napoli forward Dries Mertens has avoided a freak shoulder injury – from taking a free kick.
Calciomercato.com reports Mertens dislocated his shoulder as he went up for the set-piece during Belgium’s 4-0 victory over Scotland last week.
“It’s never happened to me before! My shoulder dislocated when I went to take a free kick,” he told his country’s Press.
The website adds the 31-year-old ‘had the clear-headedness’ to put his shoulder back into place and ‘no longer felt any pain’ after the match.