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  1. mike
    mike at |

    Plaxico doesn’t make the list??

  2. CK
    CK at |

    Ick, the one that makes me cringe the most is Diogo (#8). That just sounds so very painful!

    Ken Griffey Jr. sounds painful too but I'm not a guy so I can't relate quite as much.

  3. C.B.
    C.B. at |

    Sorry, Mike. I know the list was just recently published, but it was actually written well before Plaxico's mishap. Rest assured, he would definitely have made a revised list!

  4. TopTenz Master
    TopTenz Master at |

    Yes, Mike. This is true. C.B. wrote the list weeks before the Plaxico injury, I just hadn't published it yet. Still, a very interesting list of sporting injuries.

  5. John Corcoran, Jr
    John Corcoran, Jr at |

    You left out a European basketball player, who, upset over missing a shot, banged his head angrilly against the backboard support broke his neck and became permanently paralyzed.

    Sorry I can't recall the details, but it has to be he worst self-inflicted injury ever.

  6. Dave Cornutt
    Dave Cornutt at |

    I know I’m late to the party, but here’s a few more:

    Miami Dolphins WR Duriel Harris blew out his knee when he tried to dunk the football over the goalpost crossbar after scoring a touchdown. He did play again eventually, but he was never as good as before the injury. And the added insult: this injury occurred the year before the Dolphins drafted Dan Marino.

    Boston Red Sox first baesman Wade Boggs sprained his back while putting on a pair of cowboy boots.

    NASCAR driver Davey Allison broke his hand when he punched out the side of the team’s transporter after a bad race.

  7. BLITZ
    BLITZ at |

    what about felix pie-he twisted his testicle and had to have surgery!

  8. kenmaida
    kenmaida at |

    Hey, thought I'd like to mention Brent Sopel, who while playing for the NHL's Vancouver Canucks, was injured when he bent over to pick up a cracker! 😀

  9. funny stuff
    funny stuff at |

    HA HA HA that was so hilarious he was injured by picking up a cracker wish i could have seen that!

  10. Cardiff_Wandere
    Cardiff_Wandere at |

    No one on here has as stupid an injury as then Wycombe Wanderers goalkeeper Frank Talia who missed 3 months of the 03/04 season by cutting his small toe of his foot by running it over with a lawnmower.

    His toe was unabled to be re attached and he finished his career as a 9 toed wonder.

  11. Sam
    Sam at |

    What about MIlton Bradley tearing his ALC while arguing with the umps?

  12. Red Sox are awesome
    Red Sox are awesome at |

    Great list, how about Joe Sakic of the Colorado Avalanche sticking his hand into a snowblower or Milton Bradley tearing something in his leg while trying to argue a call with an umpire.

  13. Your Father
    Your Father at |

    All American list… As if no other sport exists…

  14. Kevin
    Kevin at |

    glenallen hill:

    Hill suffered from an intense condition of arachnophobia. On one occasion Hill sustained cuts and scrapes on his feet, knees and arm during a violent nightmare about spiders. Hill popped out of bed, bumped into a glass table and plunged down a staircase, all occurring when he was asleep. Hill ended up being placed on the 15 day disabled list. This led to him being nicknamed "Spiderman."

    While a member of the Cleveland Indians, he committed a "phantom steal" of second. This occurred during a game against the Detroit Tigers which was interrupted by a prolonged disturbance in the outfield. When play resumed, no one noticed that Hill had moved from first to second.

  15. Funkywhiteboy
    Funkywhiteboy at |

    What about O's outfielder Marty Cordova falling asleep in a tanning bed?

  16. CollSham
    CollSham at |

    Cant believe you left out Santiago Canizares the spanish goalkeeper who broke his foot after dropping a bottle of aftershave on it in the shower, because of the injury he even missed the world cup.

  17. josh
    josh at |

    During what was looking like a ROY season, Clint Barmes broke his collarbone hauling a deer carcass that Todd Helton gave him up his steps. Even better, he lied about it at first, blaming the injury on falling while carrying in groceries.

  18. JD
    JD at |

    I was kinda suprised Ricky Henderson wasn't on the list. He fell asleep with an ice pack – in the middle of August.

  19. kyle
    kyle at |

    What about good ol'e BRANDON MARSHALL?

    everyone already forgot? Mcdonald's wrapper 1 – Marshall – 0

    when he slipped on a wrapper in Mcd's and was out for a bit?

  20. ColHol
    ColHol at |

    Not many will have heard of Phil Babb, but have a look at this injury. I dare you not to cringe!


    1. TopTenz Master
      TopTenz Master at |

      I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Ouch!

  21. Violet
    Violet at |

    Good list! A number of them are dumb, but as someone who has seen someone’s back go out of them firsthand when they sneezed, that’s not one I’d classify as dumb. People’s backs can also go out if they cough hard as well. A self-inflicted one would be considered dumb, but something that happens because of a condition or medically, not so much.

  22. realfootball
    realfootball at |

    these are some injuries from the sport Americans know as soccer, but the rest of the world call it football:
    Jamie Langfield spilt boiling water on his foot, resulting in 3 weeks recovery time.
    Robbie Keane injured his kneww while picking up the remote control.
    Alan Wright had to sell his Ferrari because the positioning of the gas pedal caused him to have problems with his knee.
    Micheal Stensgaard injured his shoulder when trying to prevent the ironing board from falling over (might have ended his career, not 100% sure)
    Tony Adams needed 29 stiches on his face after falling down some stairs at a nightclub.
    Kevin Phillips twisted his knee while sleeping
    Alex Stepney screamed so vigorously at his teammates during a game that he dislocated his jaw.
    Rio Ferdinand strained a tendon while resting his foot on a coffee table while watching tv
    and my personal favourite: http://en.video.canoe.tv/video/news/weird-news/14644262001/self-inflicted-soccer-injury/802210296001

  23. viking
    viking at |

    Back in the 70s, Norwegian International defender Svein Grondalen had to withdraw from an International after an accident which happened while he was out jogging. He collided with a moose.

  24. sean toomey
    sean toomey at |

    andres para sprained his thumb while playing catch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Markymark
    Markymark at |

    “Zumaya set the league on fire, literally, with the amazing and consistent velocity of his fastball.”

    Literally, really? So he was an arsonist.

    1. Shell Harris
      Shell Harris at |

      Yeah, that is a bit hard to believe. I have removed this error. Nice “catch.”

      I did picture something like this.


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