Sunbed may have caused Philippe Mexes injury

In one of the more unusual injuries of recent times, Philippe Mexes’ absence from Milan’s Champions League win over Celtic on Tuesday, was due to an eye injury allegedly caused by spending too much time on sunbeds.

The French defender missed the 3-0 victory at Celtic Park with a condition known as central serous retinopathy.

Club vice president Adriano Galliani described the problem as ‘bizarre’, and members of the club’s medical staff were in the dark as to the cause of the rare condition.

But reports in Italy now suggest the issue was caused by Mexes exposing himself to too much time under the bright lights of a sunbed.

Newspaper Tuttosport noted that the Frenchman was looking especially bronzed in recent public appearances, speculating he must have been making regular visits to a tanning salon.