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Osman reveals unusual physical problem he overcame for Everton career

Former Everton captain Leon Osman has revealed the unusual physical problem he overcame to enjoy a successful career.

The 38-year-old revealed he has one leg shorter than the other.

Osman said, "At the time I felt like I was the only person in the world this had happened to, that I couldn't tell anybody because Everton wouldn't want to sign a player with one leg longer than the other!

“Further down the line though I found out it's not necessarily commonplace, but quite a number of people had it.

“But that was a mistake by me. Maybe if I'd told the club initially when I signed, we may have been able to give me something to adapt my body. All of my injuries came because I played my whole first season with that not being remedied."

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