Arsenal's Ozil is a pretty decent doctor too

Sep 09, 2013, 15:23 IST | ANI

Footballer Mesut Ozil became a hero as Germany''s physiotherapist injured his leg and broke his finger while running onto the pitch to treat injured defender Marcel Schmelzer in a World Cup qualifier against Austria in Munich, in a rather amusing but unfortunate, double calamity

According to, the Germans are known for the efficiency, of course, and roles were reversed as the players, including new Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil, reacted quickly to the emergency.

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil. Pic/ AFP

The physio, Klaus Eder said that the way the players had reacted was very comforting and that Philipp Lahm brought him the ice pack, while Ozil and Miroslav Klose held him and led him off the field.

The 60-year-old added that now he had to put into practice what he always told his patients, by being patient and not expecting a lot of progress too soon.

The caring hosts won the game 3-0 thanks to goals from Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller to send Joachim Low''s men five points clear of nearest rivals Sweden at the top of Group C, the report said. 

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