With player safety coming to the forefront in recent years, particularly in the NFL and NHL, and the long-term consequences of playing certain sports, the discussion has obviously taken a very serious tone. It's been particularly somber in the wake of a number of suicides by retired players such as Chargers great Junior Seau.
Perhaps it's this change in tone and newfound emphasis on safety that makes it especially irritating when players seem to be faking injuries or lying about the details to cover their tracks or explain their poor performance. This isn't a very common occurrence, but it does happen from time to time.
Let's take a look some of the more recent sports "injuries" that have raised eyebrows.