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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)
PLAYERS WHO HAVE HAD CORKED THIGHS
Name Team Onset Year Sport
Dario Vidosic Adelaide United Week 3 2011-12 aleague
Henrique Brisbane Roar Week 9 2011-12 aleague
Billy Celeski Melbourne Victory Week 1 2011-12 aleague
Nikolai Topor-Stanley Newcastle Jets Week 14 2011-12 aleague
Jacob Burns Perth Glory Week 15 2011-12 aleague
Pat Dellit Force R 3 2012 UNION
Blake Austin Panthers R 1 2012 NRL
Beau Scott Dragons R 2 2012 NRL
Kevin Locke Warriors R 4 2012 NRL
Jamie Soward Dragons R 9 2012 NRL
Ricky Henderson Adelaide R 7 2012 AFL
Shaun McKernan Adelaide R 10 2012 AFL
Daniel Talia Adelaide R 18 2012 AFL
Nathan Van Berlo Adelaide R 5 2012 AFL
Dale Thomas Collingwood R 20 2012 AFL
Alan Toovey Collingwood R 21 2012 AFL
Stephen Hill Fremantle R 6 2012 AFL
Steve Johnson Geelong R 2 2012 AFL
Jeremy Cameron GWS R 3 2012 AFL
Shaun Burgoyne Hawthorn R 14 2012 AFL
Paul Stewart Port Adelaide R 12 2012 AFL
Ryan Hargrave Western Bulldogs R 2 2012 AFL
Lachlan Mitchell Rebels Round 7 2013 UNION
Rory Laird Adelaide Round 5 2013 AFL
Ben Johnson Collingwood Round 1 2013 AFL
Kyle Horsley Gold Coast Round 1 2013 AFL
Taylor Duryea Hawthorn Round 4 2013 AFL
Aaron Black North Melbourne Round 6 2013 AFL
Israel Folau Waratahs Round 18 2014 UNION
Scott Thompson Adelaide Round 3 2014 AFL
Heritier Lumumba Collingwood Round 21 2014 AFL
Scott Pendlebury Collingwood Round 21 2014 AFL
Kyle Hardingham Essendon Round 5 2014 AFL
Jimmy Bartel Geelong Round 21 2014 AFL
Jordan Lewis Hawthorn Preliminary Final 2014 AFL
Tom McDonald Melbourne Round 1 Week 2 2014 AFL
Tom Liberatore Western Bulldogs Round 2 2014 AFL

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