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(to) Limp Off
There are many kinds of injuries in football, but managers always fear a star player limping off. To limp means to not be able to walk properly, one leg cannot take the body’s weight. To limp off means to leave the pitch with an injury, not being able to walk properly. It may be a hamstring problem, damage to the knee, an ankle injury, but to limp off means the player is unlikely to play in the next game. To limp off.
- Example: The hosts were dealt a blow just after half-time when Baines limped off. (Everton v Liverpool 2013/14 season).
- Example: City suffered a setback of their own early in the second half when Aguero, who seemed to be holding the back of his calf, limped off to be replaced by Jesus Navas. (Man City v Arsenal 2013/14 season)