PICTURE: Former Tottenham star's tattoo tribute to injury

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Former Tottenham Hotspur star Kevin-Prince Boateng has a rather unusual tattoo literally marking his career injury problems.

One of the reasons Premier League sides didn’t move to sign former Tottenham and AC Milan star Kevin-Prince Boateng over the summer is his history with injuries.

KPB has been catalogued with 16 problems (according to transfermarkt) from 2008 up to now, which is why FC Schalke had no problem getting him committed to a four-year deal in the summer just gone as no other side was willing to take that risk.

Rather than let his history of injury problems plague him and get him down, the Ghanaian star has chosen to commemorate them with a tribute in the form of a cobweb over his left knee.

“The cobweb I had my stand because of all the knee injuries. This has a certain symbolism. A spider web always comes back. And so it is with my knee,” the midfielder told German newspaper Bild.

He’s made a fantastic start to life in the Bundesliga with Germany, bagging three goals in five league starts as well as three goals across four Champions League qualifying and group games.

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Boateng was due to take part in Ghana’s next World Cup qualifier against Egypt next week but is unlikely to feature after being withdrawn during the 4-1 win against Augsburg for, you guessed it… a knee problem.

Kevin Prince Boateng Tattoo

images: © goatling, © Bild

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