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No surprise kickers lead the list of embarrassing injuries


New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire is being lampooned after he injured his hand punching a fire extinguisher after a loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their playoff series.

But don't worry Amare, you're only going to miss the rest of a playoff series you were going to lose anyway. It's not like you're going to jail for it, right Plaxico?

With that in mind, we'll look at the six dumbest NFL injuries in history. And no, we're not going to count Plaxico in this one. Because it wasn't so much the injury that kept him out of the NFL as it was the prison time. And really a gunshot to the leg? This is America, that could have happened to anybody.

But first, some honorable mentions:

Derrick Mason: Golf. Seriously.

Brian Griese: Falling down a driveway during a teammate's party; tripping over his dog. Yes. I'm sure those were legitimate.

Darren McFadden: Being born. Seriously, I have to believe he came out of the womb with turf toe.

And without further ado ...

  • Vontae Davis

    If you're one of those people who have great disdain for those who celebrate after a routine play, well then this was your nirvana as Davis was injured while he celebrated an open field tackle. On second down. Just watch the video and enjoy.

  • Jaret Holmes and Chris Hanson

    The Jacksonville Jaguars kicker and punter were severely burned when a fondue pot slipped and overturned. Hanson had first- and second-degree burns on his hand and non-kicking foot. Even his wife was burned. And the poor, defenseless fondue pot? It was thrown out. Hey, it was human error.

    BTW, do you suppose if this was investigated by Horatio Cane on CSI: Miami (working a special case in Jacksonville), do you think he'd throw out a "I guess he dropped it like it was hot" reference while he put on his sunglasses?

  • Chris Hanson

    Well you have to imagine Hanson learned his lesson from the fondue incident, right? Wrong. Coach Jack Del Rio had a block of wood and an axe in the Jaguars' locker room to "keep chopping the wood." Well, I don't need to tell you how this ended -- four hours of surgery to repair an axe injury to the punter's leg.

  • Brandon Marshall

    The Denver Broncos receiver sustained multiple lacerations on his arm after he put it through an entertainment center at home. A bad reaction to another errant Jay Cutler pass? Oh no, Marshall -- wait for it -- slipped on a McDonald's hamburger wrapper and lost his balance to cause the crash. Uh, sure.

  • Gus Frerotte

    Frerotte was a seventh-round draft pick who went on to take the Washington Redskins job from Heath Shuler. Frerotte is a great late-round draft story ... which nobody talks about because he headbutted the wall at FedEx Field after he scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in 1997 and sustained a neck injury.

  • Bill Gramatica

    Players get hurt in celebrations all of the time, just as Ted Ginn, Jr. and Jake Peavy. But at least Ginn had returned a kick in the BCS title game and Peavy's San Diego Padres had clinched a playoff win. Gramatica tore his ACL after he made a field goal in the first quarter of a meaningless December game for the Arizona Cardinals.

    Adam's fun fact: You know how handled the kickoff duties after Gramatica hurt his leg in that game? Pat Tillman.

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