Robby Ginepri is a tennis player of whom you’ve probably never heard. He’s ranked 75th in the world and his best showing this year was reaching the 4th round of the French Open before losing to Novak Djokovic. Now that you’ve heard of him, you’ll remember him for a distinct reason.
Ginepri is out 4-6 weeks because he broke his left elbow falling off a mountain bike. How did he fall off the bike? Was he going too fast through a dangerous downhill curve? Was he on his 99th mile out of 100 when he collapsed because of exhaustion? Did he black out because of dehydration? How about d) none of the above.
From FOX Sports who got the story from the ATP Tour’s site, “Ginepri was riding near his Georgia hometown when a squirrel ran into his path. He swerved to avoid the critter and rolled about 50 yards, breaking his ulna.”
We’re big fans of weird sports injuries on the site, but I think that may be the first one attributed to a rodent. I’m guessing Ginepri would have preferred if most people only knew him for his tennis at this point. At the least maybe PETA can hook him up with an endorsement deal to ease the pain.