Rams DE William Hayes injures forearm smashing a mirror

William-Hayes-RamsSt. Louis Rams defensive end William Hayes picked a fight with a mirror after his team’s frustrating loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. He lost.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Hayes smashed a mirror with his forearm and suffered a pretty nasty cut. He received stitches to close the wound and practiced in full on Wednesday with a wrap on his arm.

“You know I’m passionate about the game, about my teammates,” Hayes explained. “I know every guy in this locker room was a little frustrated after the game. And I kind of let my feelings out, probably in a way I shouldn’t have. There’s a way to do things, and I probably took things a little too far. The mirror was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I kind of took it a little overboard. Emotions came out and got the best of me.”

He’s fortunate the injury wasn’t more severe. Hayes, who is in his sixth season with the Rams, admitted he has been frustrated because he knows he does not have a lot of time left in his career.

“I know at the end of the day, I’m not in my first or second year any more,” the 28-year-old said. “So I know that time is ticking. I don’t have too many more chances to try to get where I want to get to. My rookie year (in Tennessee), we made it to the playoffs and I’ve been trying my best to get there ever since.”

The Rams are just 2-5 this season and have lost three straight games. You can understand why Hayes is irritated, but he should learn from athletes who have injured themselves badly before him. As this NBA player or this MLB star can tell us, fighting inanimate objects is usually a lousy idea. Not to mention, smashing mirrors is bad luck.

Thanks to LBS reader Tim for the tip

Florida OT Tyler Moore out for season after injuring wrist in a scooter accident

Tyler-Moore-FloridaFlorida starting offensive tackle Tyler Moore is going to miss the rest of the season with a broken wrist. The Gators already lost starting left tackle DJ Humphries and tackle Chaz Green to injuries earlier in the year, so they are dealing with a very thin offensive line. Considering Moore suffered his injury while riding a scooter, the Florida coaching staff has to be very frustrated.

On Wednesday morning, John C. Cotey of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Moore was in surgery after breaking his arm in a scooter accident. He said the 320-pound lineman lost control of the scooter on a wet sidewalk, which was later confirmed by head coach Will Muschamp.

“Tyler Moore was riding home on a scooter, came around a corner and his back tire slipped out from under him,” Muschamp said, via Bryan Holt of Inside the Gators.

Muschamp also confirmed that the sophomore will miss the remainder of the season.

When will these guys learn? We have already seen a South Carolina quarterback crash his moped while trying to carry a pizza and another player survive a horrifying motorcycle accident that was caught on camera. Prior to that, a Georgia tight end was forced to miss time after injuring his leg on a moped. These dude should either be on four wheels or none. They have way too much to lose.

H/T Dr. Saturday

Kentucky WR Alex Montgomery tears ACL celebrating a touchdown (Video)

Alex-Montgomery-celebration-injuryTime and time again, we are reminded that celebrating can sometimes be one of the most dangerous activities in sports. Kentucky wide receiver Alex Montgomery learned that the hard way on Saturday when he injured his knee while celebrating a touchdown against Alabama State.

Montgomery, a freshman who is second on the team with 16 catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. After scoring a touchdown in the second quarter to give the Wildcats a 21-7 lead, Montgomery jumped up to chest bump teammates Demarco Robinson and Anthony Kendrick. He landed awkwardly on his left leg and tore up his knee.

“It was three of us that jumped, so I guess when he came down it came down wrong on his knee,” Robinson told the Lexington Herald Leader.

Kentucky is scheduled to face Missouri this weekend and may also be without second-leading receiver Ryan Timmons, who sprained his ankle against Alabama State.

We thought it was bad when Candice Parker accidentally headbutted a teammate a few months ago, but at least that only led to a bloody face. A torn ACL is one of the worst injuries Montgomery could have suffered, and I’m sure the way it happened has led to plenty of sleepless nights since Saturday.

H/T Dr. Saturday

Ryan Lochte suffers knee injury catching excited fan

ryan-lochte1Ryan Lochte will be taking a break from swimming after suffering a knee injury in bizarre fashion.

The three-time Olympian and five-time gold medalist was approached on Sunday by a fan in Florida who was so excited she ran into him. Lochte caught the girl, but the two toppled to the ground. Lochte was injured because his knee landed on a curb, but the teenage girl was unharmed.

Here’s the word from Lochte’s publicist per USA Today.

“As a result of a freak injury caused by an unexpected fan encounter, Ryan has suffered a torn MCL and an ACL sprain and will be taking a break from training and competition. His medical team expects him to make a full and speedy recovery and Ryan thanks everyone for their well wishes.”

How badly do you think that girl feels right about now?

What a bizarre way to suffer an injury. Of course, we have heard of much weirder injuries than this. Lochte in particular has sustained injuries in weirder ways. He’s been hurt skateboarding, chasing his dog, reaching for his cell phone … this SI article details it all:

“I don’t worry about Ryan anymore because I know that regardless of what happens to him outside the water, once he gets in it, he’s going to swim fast,” says Florida strength coach Matt DeLancey, who has helped nurse Lochte through a foot fracture (scooter accident before 2007 worlds), an ankle sprain (chasing his Doberman, Carter, before the 2008 Olympic trials); a torn meniscus (break dancing, before the 2009 short-course nationals), a groin pull (practicing before 2010 nationals) and a strained MCL (reaching for his cellphone in the backseat of his car, April 2011), to name some of the injuries Lochte, 26, has sustained as an adult. “It’s just who he is.”

Oh, and Lochte has also hurt his shoulder falling out of a tree. Based on all that, I guess this injury shouldn’t come as a surprise. What do you expect from a guy who admits to doing stuff like this?

H/T For the Win

Michael Beasley needed medical treatment after punching self in the head (Video)

Michael-Beasley-punches-self-in-headThere are a number of ways Michael Beasley could screw up his opportunity with the Miami Heat this season. We know how much he loves speeding and smoking weed, so that is one thing Heat fans have to worry about. After Thursday night, they also need to be a bit concerned about him inflicting pain on himself.

According to the Miami Herald’s Joseph Goodman, Beasley was so upset with himself after being called for a traveling violation during the Heat’s exhibition game against the Detroit Pistons that he began punching himself in the head. And we’re not talking about love taps. Beasley reportedly hit himself so hard that he needed medical attention after the game, with trainers using those steel compresses that boxers use to reduce swelling.

Beasley played well overall, scoring nine points and grabbing two rebounds. He obviously expected more from himself, which should be seen as a positive. The former Kansas State star is only 24 years old, although it feels like he has been in the NBA forever. He could turn out to be a tremendous role player for the Heat, assuming he’s more careful about blows to the head in the future. I’d say he’s already killed enough brain cells as is.

H/T SI.com’s The Point Forward
Video via Basket-Infos.com

Atlanta Braves 3B Paul Janish broke his nose lifting weights

Paul-Janish-BravesAtlanta Braves infielder Paul Janish recently lost a battle in the weight room. And not the type of battle where you try to bench press 350 and can only get 325; he lost the type of battle where a weight falls off the rack and drills you in the nose.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Janish was working out last Friday when a 45-pound weight fell off a squat rack and hit him in the face.

“It was a freak deal,” Janish explained. “I’ve had some stitches, but it’s not bad. It doesn’t affect anything so long as I don’t get hit in the nose again. It’s just a little uncomfortable. It’s all right.”

Janish is a utility man who appeared in 52 games this season, mostly as a late-inning replacement. He hit only .171 and drove in just two runs, so the Braves haven’t exactly missed his bat. However, he is currently the only backup infielder on Atlanta’s roster. Fortunately for Atlanta, Janish said the injury is not one that would keep him out.

Our consistently-growing list of weird injuries features a number of baseball bumps and bruises and funny mishaps, but taking a 45-pound dumbbell to the face is no laughing matter.

H/T Hardball Talk

Nate Burleson reportedly broke arm in car accident, Ryan Broyles a fantasy pickup

nate-burlesonDetroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm in a car accident early Tuesday morning. As first reported by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Burleson broke his arm in two places and is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday.

Birkett also added that he was told no alcohol was involved with the crash. Burleson was returning home after watching Monday Night Football with some friends. The accident only involved the car he was in, and fortunately the only injury he suffered was the broken arm.

According to CBS Detroit, police said Burleson was trying to catch a box of pizza from falling off his passenger seat when he hit the median wall. The air bags deployed in his 2009 GMC Yukon and he was at fault for the accident, but no ticket was issued.

From a football standpoint, this is a major blow for the Lions. The 32-year-old veteran was off to a tremendous start this season, leading the team with 19 receptions in three games. Second-year receiver Ryan Broyles appeared in his first game of the season against the Washington Redskins on Sunday and caught three passes for 34 yards. He will be thrust into a much larger role going forward with Burleson out.

While we wish Burleson a speedy recovery and are glad he avoided any serious injury other than to his arm, we did want to point out to our readers that Broyles has become a must-add now in all fantasy formats. The Lions love throwing the ball, and he’s the best bet to see a significant increase in targets.