Video: Micah Richards knocks himself out with enormous leap

Posted by - February 3, 2011 - Football videos, Manchester City, Oddballs

Nigel De Jong claims another victim

Manchester City defender Micah Richards’ prodigious leap has long been considered one of his finest attributes. But his salmon-like capabilities proved to be a double-edged sword during last night’s draw with Birmingham.

The England international mounted an enormous jump over Liam Ridgewell to clear the ball before discovering that what goes up must come down.

Fortunately, team-mate Nigel De Jong was on hand to soften the landing. Richards lost conciousness and was rushed to hospital, but has since been given the all-clear.