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Jamaal Charles hurt his foot carrying box out of dorm

Jamaal CharlesJust when you thought baseball players were the clumsiest athletes of all — and they certainly are — we have a talented football player with a war story that could rival the best of ‘em.

Running back Jamaal Charles was hurt last week when he rolled his foot while carrying a box out of a dorm room after the Kansas City Chiefs broke training camp. Yes, Charles missed Saturday’s preseason game because he hurt his foot carrying a box.

“He came down a grassy slope there and just kind of rolled his foot over on the curb,” coach Andy Reid said via ESPN reporter Adam Teicher. “It was that simple. That was it. He went up to [trainer Rick Burkholder]. … He was hurting that night, and the next day he woke up and he was feeling a little bit better, and he’s feeling better today.

“We’re optimistic about it. Initially there was some concern. He had all the stuff done on it, the X-rays, the MRIs and all that done on it. Everything is clear.”

Was that Charles/the Chiefs’ way of keeping him out of a preseason game they might not have wanted him to participate in? Who knows. If so, they need to come up with a better excuse. If not, he may need a professional mover next time.

See many more weird injuries we have covered at LBS.

LSU DT Trey Lealaimatafao suffers serious injury after punching glass window

Trey-LealaimatafaoLSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao reportedly suffered a serious arm injury on Monday after he put his fist through a glass window in the team’s weight room. According to Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate, Lealaimatafao was rushed to the hospital after he tore muscles “down to the bone.”

Lealaimatafao allegedly punched through the window after he got into an argument with another LSU football player. Sources told Dellenger he had a “big cut” on his arm that required stitches. The injury was so bad that another person in the weight room reportedly passed out.

Lealaimatafao is likely going to need surgery and could wind up missing his freshman season. The incoming freshman was ranked one of the top 40 defensive lineman in the high school class of 2014.

The gash on Lealaimatafao’s arm was so bad that a source felt the need to tell Dellenger the injury is not career or life threatening. If this was just a minor cut that required a few stitches, I’m guessing no one would be wondering if the arm injury was going to be career-ending.

Lealaimatafao tweeted a photo from the hospital on Tuesday morning and said he is doing well.

Haven’t we learned anything from Amar’e Stoudemire and the brutal hand injury he suffered a couple years ago by punching something? If you’re that angry, just scream. Putting your hand through glass never ends well.

H/T Eye on College Football

Jurickson Profar aggravated shoulder injury rolling out of bed

Jurickson-Profar-RangersJurickson Profar has not appeared in a game yet this season for the Texas Rangers, and from the sound of it the 21-year-old shortstop will not be returning any time soon. Profar was ruled out for 10-12 weeks after tearing a muscle in his shoulder back in March. On Thursday, Rangers GM Jon Daniels said he could miss another 8-12 weeks after aggravating the injury.

Profar recently began playing in extended spring training games, but Daniels said he is not believed to have tweaked his shoulder on the baseball diamond. Instead, it was more of a “baseball” injury — if you know what we mean.

The bad news about Profar came on the same day it was announced that Prince Fielder could miss the remainder of the season after having a neck procedure, so Rangers fans are likely feeling a bit anxious.

Don’t feel bad, Jurickson. You’re not the only professional athlete to fall victim to the mattress.

Giants P Santiago Casilla injures himself trying to beat out infield single (GIF)

Santiago-Casilla-wipes-outLike most other relief pitchers, Santiago Casilla has had very few at-bats during his career. On Thursday night, the San Francisco Giants righthander experienced the fifth plate appearance of his career and first since 2012. The Giants probably wish they replaced him with a pinch hitter.

With San Francisco leading 5-1, Casilla chopped a ground ball up the middle. He was desperate to pick up his second hit ever, so he sprinted down the first base line and tried to beat the throw. Not only was he unsuccessful, but Casilla fell as he was running through the bag. That’s when this happened.

To make matters more frustrating, Bruce Bochy said he instructed Casilla not to swing at all during his plate appearance. Sometimes managers know what they’re talking about.

Ironically, Casilla is the same guy who walked on four pitches in one of the most pathetic at-bats you will ever see a few years back. Maybe he’s still trying to compensate for that.

GIF via Deadspin

Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero lost part of ear after bite from teammate Miguel Olivo

Alex Guerrero ear

Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero has been on fire lately with the bat, but it sounds like that’s not the only thing that’s been on fire for him.

According to FOX MLB reporter Jon Paul Morosi, Guerrero’s agent Scott Boras said Guerrero needed plastic surgery on his ear after having part of it “displaced” from a bite during a fight with teammate Miguel Olivo on Tuesday.

Guerrero is a Cuban defector who signed with the Dodgers in October. He and Olivo are teammates on the Albuquerque Isotopes, which is the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate. The two got in a fight during the eighth inning of the team’s game at Salt Lake City, which is when Guerrero lost the chunk.

Here’s a description of what happened via Milb.com:

The incident stemmed from an argument that occured during the bottom of the seventh inning when Berryhill called on reliever Colt Hynes to replace Matt Magill on the mound, according to Steve Luhm of the Salt Lake Tribune. At the end of the inning, Albuquerque players continued to argue as fielders returned to the dugout, and with Walter Ibarra batting in the top of the eighth, Luhm said the fight broke out. Isotopes players had to be seperated in the dugout, causing a brief stoppage of play in the top of the eighth. One player was pushed backward into the dugout fence, prompting other players to jump in. The fight was loud enough for fans to hear but did not involved prized Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson, who was on deck during the fray.

Here’s video of the argument that occurred in the seventh:

Salt Lake City Bees blog “Sting ‘Em Bees” believes Olivo was upset over a runner advancing without any of his teammates notifying him.

Police have gathered evidence and are interviewing witnesses concerning the matter.

Geurrero is batting .368 with 10 home runs in 32 games this season. Not featured on the back of his baseball card: the loss of one ear.

Matt Cain injured his finger while making a sandwich

SandwichBrace yourselves, the spring training flu has carried over into the regular season. San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain was scratched from his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night after he injured his finger while — wait for it — making a sandwich.

Could we really make this stuff up? Rick Eymer of MLB.com was told that Cain sliced his right index finger in the clubhouse kitchen at AT&T park before pregame batting practice. Long reliever Yusmeiro Petit got the start in his place and pitched well.

“Hopefully it is not a big deal,” Cain said San Francisco’s 6-0 victory. “Petit did a great job. He gave us a lift. To have a guy like him in the bullpen is a huge asset.”

Cain said he was cutting a sandwich in half when when the knife fell and he tried to grab it before it hit the floor. I’ve been there before, but all I ended up with was a handful of mayonnaise. Fortunately, Cain didn’t need stitches. He joked that he deserved the injury after making fun of fellow pitcher Jeremy Affeldt when he had his own incident with a knife a few years back.

“(Affeldt) had a lot of fun with it,” Cain said. “Considering how much I let him have it, it’s my turn to feel like an idiot.”

Affeldt, who also injured his knee while picking up his son a couple of years ago, is no stranger to bizarre injuries. He said that Cain should feel stupid considering how much he made fun of him.

God bless baseball.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

Angels hitting coach Don Baylor suffers nasty leg injury catching first pitch (Video)

We have seen some first pitch ceremonies go horribly wrong across Major League Baseball (we’re looking at you, John Wall) over the years, but what happened to Los Angeles Angels coach Don Baylor last night is totally unprecedented. Baylor was catching the first pitch from Vladimir Guerrero when he somehow broke his leg.

Everything looked normal at first, with Baylor getting down on one knee awaiting the delivery from Vlad. Then, his right leg gave out and twisted under him in a way that will make you cringe. Baylor tried to get up and walk it off, but his leg buckled again.

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