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On 9 September 2011, Gennaro Gattuso crashed into teammate Alessandro Nesta whilst playing against Lazio in AC Milan’s opening Serie A game of the 2011–12 season.

He was subbed off directly afterward in the 20th minute and diagnosed with a left sixth cranial nerve palsy, resulting in double vision.

He later revealed that he had seen teammate Zlatan Ibrahimović in four different positions during the opening stages of the match, and was unable to see Nesta, resulting in the pair’s clash.

Gattuso’s vision problem (Ocular Myasthenia) continued for years and while he was Napoli’s manager, he had to wear an eye patch during a Serie A game against Lazio.

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