It was so stupid - Muller rues knee injury after 'helicopter' crash

ShareClose Comments
A helicopter goal celebration that went wrong has left the Hamburg grounded for up to seven month and feeling rather foolish

Nicolai Muller has branded himself "stupid" after a goal celebration went awry to leave the Hamburg winger with a ruptured knee ligament.

The 29-year-old is facing seven months on the sidelines after damaging the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee moments after volleying home the only goal of Saturday's 1-0 Bundesliga win over Augsburg.

Dortmund 6/1 to win Bundesliga

Muller wheeled away in celebration, performing helicopter whirls before leaping into the air.

He landed awkwardly, collided with the corner flag and collapsed to the turf in pain.

"I slipped with my right leg, unfortunately, after my usual helicopter celebration," he told Bild.

Article continues below

"I injured myself at the knee, it was so stupid."

A trip to Cologne is next on the agenda in the Bundesliga for Hamburg on Friday, as Muller begins his lengthy rehabilitation.

Next article:
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar stretchered off with ankle injury against Marseille
Next article:
Roma 0 AC Milan 2: Cutrone and Calabria secure superb win for Rossoneri
Next article:
Dennis Bonaventure’s goal earns Club Brugge draw against Standard Liege
Next article:
Sevilla 2 Atletico Madrid 5: Griezmann hat-trick sinks sorry hosts
Next article:
Man City just getting started, warns De Bruyne
Close