New Manchester City signing Jerome Boateng will have to wait a month for his debut after a collision with an aeroplane drinks trolley.
The Germany international tore a tendon in his left knee playing for his country. The injury was aggravated when a drinks trolley smacked into it during the flight home.
Boateng will now be unable to begin training until the end of September.
“I imagined my start at City to be quite different, of course,” the 22-year-old told German website Sport1.
Not the first time a footballer has come a cropper courtesy of an aeroplane drinks trolley, but possibly the first time their misfortune was not courtesy of the trolley’s contents.