Soccer is a great sport. However, like any other sport that has some level of contact, injury is possible. Sadly, one of my favorite singers was permanently blinded when he was hit by a soccer ball in his younger years. However, this did not stop him from living his life. I have also heard about other individuals suffering significant wounds and subsequently scarring from playing soccer.
Soccer certainly does not seem as dangerous as football, but injuries happen. And, sometimes, they can be quite serious.