Owen Hargreaves and Michael Owen(PA)

Injury is part and parcel of life for all professional sportsmen and women, but some seem to suffer more than others.

There are certain football players who seem to have an injury jinx; a curse that prevents them fulfilling their potential.

Persistent injuries and niggles limit players' appearances and a lack of regular football means that they can never quite hit the heights they were destined for.

MSN Sport has picked an alternative England XI, featuring players who seem a little more prone to injuries than their peers.

Click through the images below to see who's made the team of crocked stars.