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Thigh Haematoma ('cork')

Corked thighs are common injuries in football but usually are not serious. It is caused by a direct blow to the thigh such as from a heavy tackle which leads to blood collecting in the thigh. Occasionally, bleeding in the thigh can be severe.

Former Sydney Swans coach Paul Roos suffered a corked thigh during his playing career that required surgery to stop bleeding from deep arteries in his thigh. He was forced to wear a thigh pad to protect this region for the last few years of his career.
Sergio Van Dijk Corked Thigh
Sergio Van Dijk of Adelaide United ices his corked thigh during training.
(Image sourced from Adelaide Now)