HERE'S another one to add to the long list of odd injury mishaps (like Liam Lawrence tripping over his dog back in 2008).
Manchester City new-boy Jerome Boateng has aggravated a knee injury -- after smacking it on an airplane drinks trolley.
And the Germany defender is now expected to miss the next month of his first season in Eastlands.
Boateng tore a tendon in his left knee during Germany's 2-2 draw against Denmark earlier this month -- but aggravated the injury on the way home.
The fact that the defender is 6ft4in must have played a part in the incident -- his height must have meant an aisle seat, which would have put him at the mercy of a roaming drinks trolley. His positional awareness must be questioned, though.
"I imagined my start at City to be quite different, of course," the 22-year-old said.
"Even in my first game with City against Valencia (in a friendly), I had problems with the knee from the (Germany) match in Copenhagen."
Boateng hopes to back in training towards the end of September.