The 10 Strangest Sports Injuries And Their Implications

March 23, 2012 12:00 AM

The 10 Strangest Sports Injuries And Their Implications
By David Heck, CBS Local

" On Thursday, Joba Chamberlain’s comeback from Tommy John surgery took a step backwards. But it didn’t have anything to do with his arm.

The 26-year-old right-hander dislocated his right ankle while playing with his son on a trampoline, which required surgery. There is no timetable for Chamberlain to return from what Yankees GM Brian Cashman called “a significant injury.”

The odd nature of Chamberlain’s injury got us thinking how athletes from all sports tend to suffer from weird injuries. Below are 10 of the strangest.

10. Clint Barmes Taken Out By Venison

Not much more than a journeyman-type baseball player these days, Clint Barmes did have quite a run during his rookie year for the Colorado Rockies in 2005. The infielder was hitting .329 through the first 54 games of the season and looking like a legitimate contender for the National League batting title. That came to an end when Barmes fell down a flight of stairs and broke his collarbone. Apparently, Barmes was carrying deer meat given to him by teammate Todd Helton and lost his balance "

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