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Lamar Jackson misses practice due to injury he suffered on flip celebration

Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson is dealing with an injury heading into the Baltimore Ravens’ Week 3 game against the Detroit Lions, and the former NFL MVP has admitted that the wound was self-inflicted.

Jackson did not practice on Thursday because of a hip injury. He admitted the day before that he was “kind of sore” after flipping into the end zone on an easy touchdown run in Sunday night’s thrilling win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jackson joked that he didn’t want to tell Harbaugh about he injury out of fear he might be scolded for flipping. Harbaugh shared his thoughts on the flip earlier in the week.

You can see the play below:

It doesn’t sound like Jackson is at any risk of missing Sunday’s game, but he probably won’t be flipping into the end zone anymore. We’ve seen some serious celebration injuries over the years, and Jackson would hate to be added to that list.

UPDATE: The Ravens’ official injury report said Jackson missed practice with an illness.

Jason Kipnis has nasty ankle injury from celebrating ALCS win


Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is planning to play in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night, but he may need a pain-killing injection before he takes the field.

As many baseball players have done before him, Kipnis suffered an injury while celebrating his team’s pennant-clinching win last week. The sprained ankle has been downplayed, but there’s no way Kipnis isn’t hurting.

Kipnis poked fun at himself on Twitter over the weekend and shared a photo from the moment the injury occurred.

Unfortunately, we have shown you countless examples over the years (see them all here) of players who have suffered injuries while celebrating big moments. Kipnis had 15 stolen bases during the regular season. We wouldn’t expect him to add to that total in the early part of the World Series.

Odell Beckham suffered hamstring injury doing Victor Cruz dance? (Video)


The New York Giants came from behind to beat the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night, but it may have come with a steep cost if Odell Beckham Jr. is going to miss any time with a hamstring injury.

Beckham, who battled hamstring trouble throughout the preseason, tweaked his hamstring after catching a 17-yard touchdown pass to put the Giants up 20-13 in the third quarter. Was the injury a result of Beckham’s end zone dance, which featured a tribute to Victor Cruz?

Beckham was seen limping after the dance, but he insisted after the game that he felt a “pull” on his hamstring several plays before that and that he is going to be fine.

If Beckham truly did feel a tug at his hamstring prior to the touchdown, he probably should have been a little less aggressive with the dance. He exited for a short period but came back into the game in the fourth quarter, though we didn’t see any of these acrobatics from the former LSU star.

Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle also left the game with a hamstring injury, so Eli Manning could be dealing with a patchwork receiving corps in Week 6.

Notre Dame DB Drue Tranquill suffers knee injury on celebration (Video)

Drue Tranquill knee

Notre Dame DB Drue Tranquill appeared to injure himself seriously after celebrating a third down stop towards the end of the second quarter against Georgia Tech Saturday.

Tranquill was celebrating a pass breakup and leaped to bump a teammate, and he went down. Tranquill was grabbing his knee like he injured it really badly:

Tranquill would join Malik Henry as another key Irish player to suffer a major knee injury this season if that indeed is his diagnosis. And he would join a long list of players who got hurt while celebrating on the field.

Kevin Love aggravated shoulder injury while celebrating NBA Finals berth

Kevin Love

When it was announced last week that Kevin Love had been cleared to travel with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA Finals, there were some fans who were hopeful that he might suit up against the Golden State Warriors. That was never going to happen, but re-aggravating the injury while celebrating didn’t help.

Over the weekend, Love told reporters that he tweaked his surgically-repaired shoulder when he came on the court after the Cavs won the Eastern Conference Finals.

“I walk out there, the teammate will remain nameless, I go up and give him a big hug [and I said] ‘congratulations’ and he takes his arm and he goes, ‘Ah yeah man, good game’ and just hits me right on the arm,” Love explained lightheartedly, according to Chris Haynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group. “Some of the front office staff who was out there with me kind of had to grab me and said, ‘Are you OK?'”

Love went on to say that he fully expects to be ready for the 2015-2016 season opener and expects to be playing in Cleveland, but he admitted he was in a great deal of pain.

“I had one of those moments where I was like, ‘Oh man, I’m going to have to go back to the locker room. How is that going to look? Will I have to have to sit down?'” Love said. “So I just tried to take a deep breath, calm myself and got home and iced as quickly as [possible].”

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — celebrating can be very dangerous. If you don’t believe it, just ask Georgia State coach Ron Hunter what happened to him before the NCAA Tournament. Fortunately, Love still has plenty of time to recover.

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter tears achilles celebrating win (Video)

Georgia State punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a win over Georgia Southern in the Sun Belt Championship on Sunday, but the team may be taking instruction from a coach on crutches during the Big Dance.

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter was celebrating his team’s 38-36 win (yeah, you read that right) when he appeared to suffer a knee injury. He was helped off the floor by two Panthers staffers.

As it turns out, Hunter tore his achilles while embracing his son, Georgia State star RJ Hunter.

We have shown you plenty of unfortunate celebration injuries over the years here at LBS, but this has to be one of the worst. Hunter is likely going to be in a lot of pain while trying to prepare his team for the NCAA Tourney.


H/T SB Nation

Stephen Tulloch celebrated so hard he tore his ACL

Stephen-Tulloch-injuryThe most embarrassing chapter of Stephen Tulloch’s NFL career was written on Sunday, and it cost him the remainder of the 2014 season. The Lions announced on Monday that Tulloch suffered a torn ACL against the Green Bay Packers when he celebrated his sack of Aaron Rodgers by mocking the “Discount Double Check” dance.

Tulloch was removed from the game and said his knee was “sore” afterword. That must have been before he went for an MRI. I’m sure he was hoping the injury would be nothing serious, especially given the way it happened. Despite the unfortunate incident, Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he will not discourage players from showing that kind of enthusiasm.

“It’s not going to happen,” Caldwell said. This is an emotional game, we want enthusiasm.”

A lot of people have been bashing Tulloch, and you can understand why. Could he have gotten up quietly and just gone back to the huddle after sacking Rogers? Sure, but saying he “deserves it” is a bit harsh. Tulloch played in 131 straight games prior to the injury — the longest streak among NFL linebackers. That could have happened to anyone. We have an entire tag full of celebration injuries as proof of that.

Stephen Tulloch suffers knee injury while celebrating sack (Video)

Stephen-Tulloch-celebration-injuryDetroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch was so excited about sacking Aaron Rodgers on Sunday that he injured himself. After bringing Rodgers down in the first half, Tulloch jumped up and emphatically mocked the Green Bay Packers star’s “Discount Double Check” dance. He immediately fell to the ground and grabbed his knee.

Tulloch walked back to the locker room under his own power but was later seen on the sideline with an ice bag on his knee. He was out of uniform, meaning his day was over.

Tulloch is the same guy who Tebowed after sacking Tim Tebow a few years ago, so we know he likes mocking opposing quarterbacks. Unfortunately, he didn’t get the last laugh this time around. Hopefully the injury is nothing serious. Having to leave the game after that is embarrassing enough.

Alex Poythress suffers leg injury in celebration, says he’s fine (Video)

Kentucky is already without Willie Cauley-Stein after the big man got hurt in the team’s Sweet 16 win over Louisville, and now Alex Poythress may not be at full strength for the team’s championship game against UConn Monday night.

Poythress got his leg caught in the dog pile his teammates formed in their celebration after the win over Wisconsin Saturday and appeared to get hurt. However, he told the media that whatever injury it looked like he suffered wasn’t bad.

“Nah, I just caught on the bottom of the dog pile,” Poythress said after the game. “I’ll be fine.”

Poythress may say he’s fine, but the look on his face after the celebration said otherwise:

Alex Poythress injury

Poythress now joins a long list of athletes who have been hurt during a celebration. See the full list here.

GIF via SB Nation

Dayton’s Dyshawn Pierre wiped out hard during celebration (GIF)

Dyshawn-Prince-celebrationThe Dayton Flyers were understandably ecstatic on Thursday when they knocked off No. 6 seed Ohio State to advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The victory took 40 minutes of hard-nosed basketball and hustle, and the celebration got a bit dangerous.

After Aaron Craft missed a runner and the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Flyers sprinted to mid-court to jump all over each other. A few of them collided pretty hard, and sophomore forward Dyshawn Pierre ended up smashing his hip on the floor. He was helped up by his teammates and appeared to be fine.

Dayton needs Pierre, who is averaging 11.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, if it wants to make a run. The last thing the Flyers need is one of those devastating celebration injuries we typically see from baseball players.

GIF via Cork Gaines