16 Bonehead Off-Field Injuries Sustained By Pro Athletes

16 Bonehead Off-Field Injuries Sustained By Pro Athletes

When you're a pro athlete, your body is your moneymaker, and you need to protect it at all costs. That means NO cowboy boots, NO Q-tips, and absolutely NO high fives!

Joe Sakic Centre, Colorado Avalanche CRACKED COM Sakic missed three months of the 2008 season after he broke three fingers in some nebulous accident involving a snowblower.

Source: NHL

Ken Griffey Jr. THE KID CRACKED.COM Junior once missed a game because one of his testicles got pinched by his jock strap.

Source: ESPN

Steve Sparks Pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers CRACKED Sparks was actually on the Brewers' farm team at the time, and was expected to make the jump to the big league that season. But just before the season started, inspired by a motivational speaker, he tried to rip a phone book in half

Source: MLB

Colin Smart Prop, England national rugby union team While celebrating a victory over France, a teammate pretended to chug a small bottle of complementary hotel aftershave. Smart was then duped into downing his own bottle, and ultimately had to have his stomach pumped at the hospital.

Source: ESPN

Wade Boggs Third baseman, Boston Red Sox At the peak of his career, Boggs fell over while trying to pry off his cowboy boots with his feet, and badly bruised his ribs on the arm of a couch.

Source: ESPN

Chase Blackburn Linebacker, New York Giants CRACKED In 2007, a reporter bumped into Blackburn in the locker room - while he -- was swabbing his ears. He had to go to the hospital and very nearly punctured his eardrum.

Source: ESPN

Clint Barmes Shortstop, Colorado Rockies Barmes broke his collarbone lugging a bunch of deer meat after hunting with teammate Todd Helton. He initially claimed he broke it while carrying groceries, which, technically? Not a lie!

Source: USA Today

Joel Zumaya Pitcher, Detroit Tigers COC STIS )N PAY OCUS WWW CRACKED COM Zumaya missed the 2006 American League Championship because he strained his wrist playing Guitar Hero. He did, however, get his name in the Guitar Hero 1 credits.

Source: Engadget

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