Tyler Colvin Video and the 10 Freakiest On-Field Injuries Ever

Sam WestmorelandFeatured ColumnistSeptember 20, 2010

Tyler Colvin Video and the 10 Freakiest On-Field Injuries Ever

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    CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 05: Tyler Colvin #21 of the Chicago Cubs hits the ball against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field on September 5, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs 18-5. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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    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. 

    PLEASE NOTE: The content of the videos shown in this show are extremely graphic. Please view with caution. Viewer discretion is highly advised. Those with weak constitutions should not watch these videos. You get the idea; there are some disturbing videos amongst these. If you don't want to see them, don't watch them. 

10. Aaron Cook

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    CINCINNATI - JULY 18:  Aaron Cook #28 of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 18, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    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.

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    SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 12:  Tyler Colvin #21 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the San Francisco Giants during an MLB game at AT&T Park on August 12, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
    Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

    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

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    CHICAGO - JULY 21:  Sammy Sosa #21 of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases in the rain after hitting what proved to be the game-winning solo home run in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds July 21, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cub
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    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

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    ATLANTA - JULY 02:  Chris Coghlan #8 of the Florida Marlins against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on July 2, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    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

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    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

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 29:  Kendry Morales #8 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts to his injury on his way to home plate after his grand slam homerun to win the game 5-1 over the Seattle Mariners during the bottom of the ninth inning at Angel Stadium on May 29, 2
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    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

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    1989:  Dave Dravecky of the San Francisco Giants throws the ball during a game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr.  /Allsport
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.