Tyler Colvin Video and the 10 Freakiest On-Field Injuries Ever
Tyler Colvin of the Chicago Cubs had one of the strangest moments in baseball history on Sunday, when a shattered bat made its way into his upper chest, piercing his skin and ending his season. The video of Colvin's injury has been racing around the internet.
Colvin's injury got us to thinking about other freak accidents in sports. Where does Colvin rank? Here are the top 10 freakiest injuries in sports history.
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10. Aaron Cook
How He Got Hurt: Cook took a line drive off his lower leg on This play. Needless to say, the injury ended his season.
Why it's on the list: Players take line drives off the legs all the time, but if you listen closely, you can hear Cook's leg break.
9. Tyler Colvin Takes a Bat To the Chest.
Colvin took a nasty shot on this play . The chunk of maple pierced his chest and he was rushed to the hospital after he returned to the dugout.
The crazy part? He finished scoring the run, despite getting stabbed in the chest! That takes guts. Vince Carter would still be laying on the ground.
8. Sammy Sosa Sneezes In the Dugout
There isn't any video of Sosa's injury, but let me describe it for you. The Cubs slugger was sitting in the dugout before a game against the San Diego Padres, when he sneezed violently twice. His back hurt, and so he went to the trainer to get it checked out.
Sosa had pulled muscles in his back from sneezing. It just goes to show that it's always important to stretch before sneezing to make sure you don't hurt yourself.
7. Chris Coghlan Pies His Knee
Take a look at this clip. Looks harmless, right? Wrong. When you see Coghlan slide off screen? He tears his ACL, and ends his season. Needless to say, the Marlins don't do the pies in the face anymore.
6. Willis McGahee's Knee Bends Backwards
Ugh. I hate watching the clip of this hit. I don't care who you root for, this is unpleasant to watch.
5. Kendry Morales' Leg Gets Grand Slammed
Morales hit a walk-off grand slam to win a game against the Seattle Mariners on May 29th, 2010. As he jumped into the swarm of Angels waiting for him at home plate, this happened.
Morales' leg was broken, and the Angels no longer celebrate wins. Which is good, because in the second half of the season, they wouldn't have had much to celebrate anyway.
4. Dave Dravecky
Dravecky was the victim of a pair of freak accidents. First, Dravecky was pitching to Tim Raines in 1989, and his humerus bone snapped after throwing a pitch. Then, when the Giants won the NLCS over the Chicago Cubs, Dravecky slipped and fell, breaking his arm once more during the celebration.
A doctor examined the x-ray and noticed a lump in his arm, which proved cancerous. Dravecky's career was over, and his arm would eventually be amputated.
3. Shaun Livingston's Knee
I don't need to say anything. The tape speaks for itself. Please be careful if you're squeamish.
2. Jason Kendall Steps On First Base
In 1999, the Pirates' catcher Jason Kendal stepped on first trying to leg out a grounder. When he stepped down, his ankle buckled, and his leg bone broke through his skin, and his sock. That's the white thing in the picture on his ankle. That's right, it's his bone.
1. Joe Theisman
This is the most gruesome sports injury I've ever witnessed. You know it's serious when Lawrence Taylor, one of the fiercest, meanest competitors in the history of the NFL, is waving for medical staff, and looks as troubled as he did in that clip. I didn't even watch the whole clip before putting it on here; that's how bad it was.