I recall Alex Ferguson emphasising how important luck with injuries was to maintain a title challenge. Some injuries may be due to a club's mismanagement of a player, although I would think this is rare with elite clubs nowadays. Some can be pure chance. The level of injuries incurred during the last round of nations league matches is a good example.
Ronaldo’s bloodied nose is the perfect image for my point. Is there any other labour markets where employers holding contractual rights knowingly release their labourers to perform for a third-party? Also, knowing full well there is a risk that this may damage their ability to perform and could entail costs in relation to rehabilitation from injury.This seems to be a relatively unique aspect of the labour market.
Due to injuries sustained during international performances last week the following players were substituted: Nathan Patterson, Memphis Depay, Teun Koopmeiners, Richard Almeyda, Andreas Weimann, Jules Koundé, Ivan Perisic, Kiefer Moore, Jere Uronen, Miralem Pjanic, Giorgi Aburjania, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Kieran Tierney, Aaron Hickey, Miguel Vítor, Jakub Brabec, Anastasios Bakasetas, Zan Karnicnik, Hrayr Mkoyan, Eden Hazard, Steven Berghuis, Dominykas Barauskas, Marcelo Brozovic, van Bakhar and Eduards Emsis.
Countless others could have picked up knocks and niggles but were not substituted. The list above seems long - 24 players - maybe clubs are coaching players to immediately seek to come off if they sense even the slightest of injuries?Regardless, the workers above will probably report back to their employer and not be able to perform their job because they hurt themselves while doing it for free/for expenses for somebody else - seems strange, right?