Athletes Who Injured Themselves While Celebrating
Athletes Who Injured Themselves While Celebrating
The Bears' defensive end injured himself while celebrating a sack against Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo with 3:24 remaining in the game and Chicago down 48-23 on Oct. 26, 2014. He jumped as part of his celebration and landed awkwardly, appearing to injure his leg. Houston later had to be carted off the field to the locker room.
The Lions' linebacker tore his ACL while celebrating a sack in the team's victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 21, 2014.
Georgia's top receiver tore his ACL after jumping to celebrate teammate Todd Gurley's 75-yard touchdown run on Aug. 31, 2013.
Maurides Roque Junior
The Brazilian soccer player scored his first career goal, began somersaulting, and left on a stretcher with a knee sprain on July 10, 2013.
A perfect game by Matt Cain (right) on June 13, 2012 led to an imperfect celebration by Huff (2nd from left), who sprained his knee leaping over the dugout rail and landed on the DL.
The Mets' relief pitcher (inset) went on the DL after injuring his hamstring while celebrating teammate Johan Santana's no-hitter on June 1, 2012.
Levet withdrew from the British Open after being ruled out for six weeks with a broken shin. He broke the bone when jumping into a lake to celebrate his victory at the French Open on July 3, 2011.
AC Milan's striker strained his arm with an exuberant fist pump following a bicycle kick goal on Nov. 20, 2010.
The Marlins' outfielder tore the meniscus in his left knee while smashing teammate Wes Helms with pie after his walk-off single on July 25, 2010.
The Orioles' outfielder pulled a hamstring during his home trot on June 30, 2010 and was forced to spend 15 days on the DL.
The Angels' first baseman broke his leg stomping on home plate after hitting a walk-off grand slam on May 29, 2010.
The Washington Redskins' cornerback, already sidelined with a sprained knee, suffered back spasms while jumping up and down in celebration on Dec. 6, 2009.
The Mariners' catcher sprained his ankle while celebrating teammate Ichiro Suzuki's walk-off home run on Sept 18, 2009.
The Cubs' starting pitcher landed on the 15-day DL after breaking his big right toe when his foot got caught in the dugout railing while trying to run out with his teammates to celebrate a win over the Brewers on July 3, 2009.
Vonn underwent surgery after cutting into the tendon of her right thumb with the top of a champagne bottle while celebrating her downhill victory in the World Championships on Feb. 9, 2009.
The Florida State safety suffered a career-ending knee injury while celebrating an interception against Boston College on Nov. 15, 2008.
The Real Salt Lake footballer injured his ankle after a celebratory backflip for a goal that was later ruled offside on Sept. 6, 2008.
The Rockies' outfielder was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left calf, which he sustained during the team's victory celebration in its season opener on April 4, 2005
The newlywed Swiss-Portuguese soccer player climbed a fence while celebrating his teammate's goal, got his wedding ring caught, and ripped off part of his finger -- which doctors could not re-attach -- on Dec. 5, 2004. Adding insult to injury, Diogo was penalized with a yellow card.
The Cardinals' kicker got so excited about making a 42-yard field goal in the first quarter that he jumped in the air, landed awkwardly on his leg, and tore his ACL, ending his season during a 17-13 loss to the Giants on Dec. 15, 2001.
The Redskins' quarterback sprained his neck after headbutting the end zone wall following his one-yard touchdown run against the Giants on Nov. 23, 1997.
Last Sunday, Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch sacked Aaron Rodgers and promptly suffered a season-ending ACL tear celebrating said sack. Fortunately for Tulloch, there is a history of players injuring themselves while celebrating, as this gallery demonstrates.
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With Aiden Charlery (better known as the Wizards mascot G-Man) off to Charlotte to become the Hornets new mascot, the Wiz is looking for someone new to take over the role. So if you know anyone who can "brainstorm and develop skits and videos to enhance the patron’s game night experience," and who also has previous dunking experience, have them contact the team ASAP.
LeBron Gets Noblified
In July, Connor Barwin commissioned a company called Noblified to create aristocratic portraits of his fellow Eagles linebackers. The paintings now hang in the team's Linebackers Room and the company is trying to paint portraits for the entire team by season's end. More importantly, Noblified decided to send LeBron James a welcome gift for his return to Cleveland and it's tremendous. I know next-to-nothing about art but I've never seen the Napoleon I in Coronation Robes by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy Trioson look so good.
Lovely Lady Round-Up
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Young A's Fan Makes Birthday Wish
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Morgan Freeman Reads Chrissy Teigen's Tweets
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Another Look At Arizona's Hail Mary
The view from inside the stadium for Arizona's Hail Mary victory over Cal. (H/T Dr. Saturday)
Ross Matthews at the Super Bowl
I may be alone in this one, but I always enjoyed when The Tonight Show would send Ross Matthews to a sporting event. Anyhow, Matthews turned 35 today so I'm going back to 2009 when he attended Media Day before the Steelers-Cardinals Super Bowl.
Neil Young in 1971
I've been listening to this all afternoon. Figured I would share with you.