Kevin-Prince Boateng was often injured because he was having “sex seven to ten times a week,” according to ex-wife Melissa Satta.

The 35-year-old veteran midfielder, who is currently in his second spell with Hertha Berlin, has been plagued with injuries throughout his professional playing career.

Boateng has played with the likes of Tottenham, Portsmouth, AC Milan and Barcelona, as well as representing Ghana on the international stage.

Melissa and the Hertha Berlin player entered into a relationship in 2011 and had a son together, eight-year-old Maddox Prince, and the pair tied the knot in 2016.

Boateng and the 36-year-old Italian TV presenter initially split in 2019 before rekindling their relationship, but their marriage came to an end in late 2020.

Credit: Melissa Satta/InstagramCredit: Melissa Satta/Instagram“The reason Kevin is injured so often is because we have sex seven to ten times a week,” she said in 2012.

“I hate foreplay, I want to go straight for it. I prefer to be on top so that I can be in control.”

Boateng’s ex-wife later admitted that she regretted making the sex remarks involving the former Ghana international.

“You can’t believe what a whirlwind I ended up in,” she told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Credit: PA“You have to be very careful about what you say in football, especially when it comes to sex.

“Just because we have sex so often doesn’t make me a nymphomaniac.”

Boateng and Melissa announced their divorce on social media in 2020, with the ex-Milan star confirming the decision was in “full respect of each other’s positions.”

The Hertha Berlin midfielder wrote on Instagram: “After a period of separation, we have decided to terminate our relationship permanently, in full respect of each other’s positions and in complete serenity, while we remain an important reference point for the growth of our son Maddox.”

Melissa posted a similar message on her social media profile, with the model also thanking her ex-husband for their time together.