The Premier League has seen some ugly injuries already this season.
Liverpool have been struck down by two season ending injuries this week, as summer signings Joe Gomez and Danny Ings both suffered anterior cruciate ligament ruptures ruling them out for the rest of the 2015-16 campaign.
Liverpool were not the only team struck by the same injury this week. Tim Krul did the same whilst with the Netherlands, leaving Newcastle United short a keeper for the season.
If one team knows too well the damage a knee injury can have it is AFC Bournemouth. The recently promoted Premier League newbies have been struck by three ACL injuries to star players. Summer signings Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel are both out injured, with Mings expected to miss both the rest of this season and the start of the next. Callum Wilson, their main goal threat, will also miss the rest of the season with a similar problem.
Can't believe how common ACLs are becoming, new style pitches have to be to blame. If the turf doesn't give our body's do! Killing us! #ACL— Glenn Murray (@GM_83) October 15, 2015
Of course Murray knows all too well what a serious knee injury can do to a career. He suffered the same injury in May 2013 during Crystal Palace's successful play-off campaign and was out of action until the following February.
He is clearly hoping for some changes to help prevent the sort of injuries that have ravaged Bournemouth, struck Liverpool and now stripped Newcastle of their number one stopper.