The black-and-white years: Dave Whelan recovers in hospital after breaking his leg in the 1960 FA Cup final

Dave Whelan in hospital after his leg break at Wembley in the 1960 FA Cup final. Credit: PA

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan had his leg broken by a bad tackle while playing for Blackburn in the 1960 FA Cup final against Wolves. The injury cut short his career.

"When I broke my leg in the cup final it was exactly the same type of tackle," Whelan said today, referring to Callum McManaman's tackle.

Whelan is removed from the Wembley pitch on a stretcher. Credit: PA

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