Kevin Love Hurt Himself While Sleeping, Missed A Preseason Game
Most NBA stars sit out preseason games with ticky-tack injuries because it's the preseason, but most of those sore backs, ankles and hamstrings are just the result of some rust-shedding. Kevin Love's latest injury, however, had nothing to do with these run-of-the-mill bumps and bruises. He fought his bed, and the bed won.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune has the story:
"The Timberwolves' two-time All-Star along with starting small forward Andrei Kirilenko missed Saturday's preseason return to Target Center -- an 82-75 victory over the Chicago Bulls -- because of a suddenly sore right elbow.
Love didn't bang it or hyperextend it while playing only the first quarter Friday in Indianapolis. No, he instead slept with his right arm extended off his bed all night Friday and when he awoke Saturday morning, he said he could barely lift a basketball."
'I couldn't shoot it 10 feet,' he said."
So where does this rank on the pantheon of dumb athlete injuries? Up there, without a doubt, but where exactly? Ahead of Steve Blake, who stepped on a spike strip? Behind former Jacksonville punter Chris Hanson, who chopped his own foot with an axe? What about Sammy Sosa's sneeze-induced back spasms? Joel Zumaya hurting his arm playing too much Guitar Hero probably takes the cake.
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