When I saw the headline about Harry Redknapp running his wife over, it was one of those where I was looking for the punchline to a joke as I read it.

Only, there wasn’t one.

Hopefully Mrs Redknapp makes a swift and full recovery but with Harry Redknapp having been pictured/filmed so many times leaning out of his car window giving interviews (often about the goings on at Newcastle United), you couldn’t help but conjure that image up in your head.

In this fact is stranger than fiction episode, the out of work manager had dropped his wife off at the shops and then driven off, without realising her coat and foot were stuck in the door. Harry Redknapp accidentally running her over in the process.

The London Evening Standard report that Mrs Redknapp was left screaming in agony and has had surgery after the incident.

London Evening Standard reporting a source saying:

“She’s had an operation. It doesn’t appear anything has been broken, it may have been ligament damage.

“She’s being monitored and may be kept in for a day or two depending on her progress today. The bang on the head is said to be superficial damage, nothing serious.

“Harry is low but relieved as it could have been worse – apparently she fell in a bus lane and obviously it could have been worse had a bus been coming at the time.”