Memorable Injury Cover-ups
Lakers forward Vladimir Radmanovic recently told the club that he separated his shoulder by slipping on the ice while going out for coffee. He later admitted that the injury occurred while he was snowboarding. What follows are some other memorable cover-ups. <br><br>Click on the link in the last photo to let us know which ones you'd add to the list.
The NBA All-Star broke his hand in the summer of 2002 and blamed it on a boating accident. He later denied a published report that he broke it during a fight on a boat.
After breaking his left wrist, the second baseman told the club that the accident happened while he was washing his truck. Published reports contended that he fell off his motorcycle while doing tricks.
He arrived at the AFC title game with a cut tendon in his right little finger and less severe cuts on his ring finger and said it happened while he was putting away a carving knife. Turns out he and his wife had been in a tiny little altercation.
The NFL quarterback chipped a tooth and needed seven stitches above his right eye after falling in a teammate's driveway. Griese originally claimed he was running down the driveway to his car and lost his balance. He later admitted that he had had a few beers, but that drinking had nothing to do with the accident.
The Yankees pitcher suffered two broken ribs in a car accident while rehabbing in Florida following elbow surgery. Trouble is, he didn't tell the team about it for nearly two weeks, thinking he could get through it. "I just didn't seem to get better, and that's the only reason why I really went to the team," he said.
The shortstop originally said he broke his collarbone while carrying a large bag of groceries upstairs. He admitted later that it was a large package of venison that he had gotten from the ranch of teammate Todd Helton.
The quarterback broke the thumb on his throwing hand three days before the Jets season opener and told the club that he had jammed it on a doorknob. It was later revealed that suffered the fracture while arm-wrestling with a teammate.