The headline says it all. LA Kings winger Dustin Penner was sent home from practice Saturday with a tight back. How did his back get hurt? When he stretched to eat pancakes in the morning.
“Apparently it’s one of those mysterious things, where you can throw it out (from) sneezing. I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made,” Penner explained to Kings Insider.
“It’s just like it [the pain] wraps around you and squeezes. … So it was disappointing. Hopefully it’s just an isolated incident, and not something that’s going to become chronic.”
Most sports fans were probably unfamiliar with Penner, and I’m guessing this isn’t the way he wanted to become known. If anything can comfort Dustin in this difficult time, it’s knowing that there are plenty more weird injuries where this came from, many much worse than this.Google+