June 25, 2005

You always hurt the one you love: Check out a quickie list of strange sports injuries (it's from FOX Sports, so don't expect much), and then chime in with your weirdest injury of all-time, sports-related or not.

posted by wfrazerjr to general at 09:22 AM - 18 comments

I forgot who it was but an Atlanta Braves player seperated his shoulder while waving a teammate in from third. I also remember Pasqual Perez getting lost coming to the ballpark in Atlanta. He thought if he stayed on 285 he would see the stadium on the way by. The problem is, 285 circles the city and doesn't go past the stadium at all. Needless to say, he was late and didn't start the game.

posted by dbt302 at 12:22 PM on June 25, 2005

Most of those aren't really sports injuries, just mishaps off the field. /technicality. Did Irving Fryar, WR for the NE Patriots, cut his hand with a pairing knife the week before the 1986 Super Bowl (where the Patsies got pasted by Da Bears)? I don't remember if he played or not.

posted by psmealey at 01:27 PM on June 25, 2005

There was always John Tudor punching a fan (of the air-circulating variety) after getting shelled in Game Seven of the 1987 World Series. Brilliant!

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:48 PM on June 25, 2005

the first one on the site proves once agian that Smoltz is a complete moron

posted by celtic8 at 03:14 PM on June 25, 2005

well...anyone calling smotz a moron,has me questioning their mental make up...Smoltz is one of the most dominating starters and releivers of all time... I thought this was a nice posting till this last moronic,uneducated missive... Must be a fan of a team in their division...

posted by maclmn at 04:06 PM on June 25, 2005

Speaking of Smoltz... It was him who asked, after hearing about ex-mate Kevin Millwood's shoulder injury last year, if he'd hurt it falling off the couch.

posted by cl at 10:05 PM on June 25, 2005

dbt302...I'd laugh at the guy getting hurt waving a guy home, but just this year at church softball, I hurt my own shoulder...Now I didn't seperate it put there was a mighty pop...

posted by treak4455 at 12:14 AM on June 26, 2005

Did Irving Fryar, WR for the NE Patriots, cut his hand with a pairing knife the week before the 1986 Super Bowl '85, and the peeling story was a cover for the fact his then-wife stabbed him.

posted by yerfatma at 01:15 AM on June 26, 2005

I ended up in Casualty after kicking the wall in my sleep and ripping the big toenail off my right foot. I think I was dreaming about scoring the winner for Blues in the Cup Final. On the professional sport side there's the story of the West Ham player who ended up hospitalised after being stabbed in the back by his wife, who had discovered him in bed with a teammate. That could be an urban myth of course, and I daren't name names for fear of litigation.

posted by squealy at 05:17 AM on June 26, 2005

It was for the 1985 season, but wasn't the game itself actually in Jan of 86? How does that work?

posted by psmealey at 08:17 AM on June 26, 2005

The guy was ironing a shirt while wearing it, macmln. How can you not call that moronic? As a Jaguars fan, I'm disappointed that punter Chris Hanson didn't make the list for trying to chop his leg off in the locker room.

posted by rcade at 10:54 AM on June 26, 2005

psmealey, the Super Bowl is at the end of the season, right? The playoffs start in the first week of January with the SB five weeks later. Used to be different but the regular season start got pushed back a week, the season itself now takes 18 (or 19?) weeks and the playoffs take 4-5 so that the SB last year was the first Sunday in February.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:25 PM on June 26, 2005

Smoltz please this guy is a goose ..... hahaha I can't stop laughing the fact that he has done is times before and never gotten hurt just proves my point. I once had teased some girl in high school and she wacked me with her chair as i walked past ment i had to sit out that game because my knee was swollen from it.

posted by bballcoachreid at 09:57 PM on June 26, 2005

you have to add Clint Barmes falling down the steps with his deer meat.

posted by rockin_the_suburbs at 03:08 PM on June 27, 2005

you mean "with his dear meat," don't you?

posted by garfield at 03:10 PM on June 27, 2005

Although the injury was understandable, and I don't know if it was even possibly due to any stupidity on his part, I always laugh at George Brett's hemorrhoids. This year Terry Mulholland had to sit out for the Twins because a feather from his pillow poked him in the eye...

posted by chris2sy at 04:11 PM on June 27, 2005

I was carrying in a bag of groceries with no shoes on last season, a large can of green beans feel out, and its broke to of my toes. I missed a few baseball games.

posted by rockin_the_suburbs at 12:40 PM on June 28, 2005

how about kyle denney's "bullet through the team bus and into his go-go boot" incident from last year. unfortunately i only remembered the story after it was mentioned in a piece about him getting beaned in the head with a line drive. (hope he makes it through ok)

posted by goddam at 02:27 PM on June 28, 2005

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