Stupid Injuries

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    Feb 01, 2014 2:23 AM GMT
    What some injuries that you may have had that were completely silly?

    A month ago, I was completely naked and walking out from a room but my slippers caught the threshold (to cover the gap in the floor separating the room and the hallway) and I was thrown forward face down onto the hardwood floor. Giggles!
  • tazzari

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    Feb 01, 2014 2:28 AM GMT
    Over-training. The "I'm tired so I need to train more" syndrome. It killed me in my last year of competitive skiing - more is NOT always better!
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    Feb 01, 2014 2:37 AM GMT
    When I was in the bathroom I was going at it and I took a step foward and fell on my hard on icon_redface.gifand that hurt like hellicon_evil.gif now l always check to see if the shower floor is wet
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    Feb 01, 2014 2:42 AM GMT
    I dropped a very heavy box of dinner trays on my toe some years ago. It was the last one in the store and my mom just had to have it, I should have asked for help from an employee, but I lifted the box myself, the trays slipped out and hit my toe. It was bruised underneath and the nail almost peeled off.
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:06 AM GMT
    I injured my ankle once sprinting after my friend while drunk after high school graduation. It got swollen pretty badly and remained swollen for over a year. Fun times.
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:09 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidWhat some injuries that you may have had that were completely silly?

    A month ago, I was completely naked and walking out from a room but my slippers caught the threshold (to cover the gap in the floor separating the room and the hallway) and I was thrown forward face down onto the hardwood floor. Giggles!
    I craft ya a pair of my handmade banana peel slippers and all you can do is bitch...
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:12 AM GMT
    my worse ever, cycling. pace lining down the coast highway in malibu, heading home. maybe 10 in our group, i was in third position. the guy in front of me way new to us, and didn't indicate a traffic cone in front. i hit it, and crashed hard.

    my helmet cracked from front to back, i had road rash from my left finger tips to elbow, shoulder and face. parts of my shorts and shirt burned off from the friction. i got up, dazed.

    my buds rallied around, i got back in the saddle and peddled home. went to the ER and got a cat scan. no damage, fucking lucky!!!
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:12 AM GMT
    recently had a washing machine land on my hand. lucky for me it was the aluminum side.
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:14 AM GMT
    last year i stood on the garden hose laying across the walkway. As I felt my ankle roll over I tried to lessen the severity ( I had broken that ankle many years ago) i favoured it, and in the process smashed my knee open, rolled onto my shoulder and got major road rash and then smashed my head on the walkway and split my forehead open. While it hurt like a bitch, i was laughing cause i realized the extent i had injured myself.. Those damn dangerous garden hoses. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:15 AM GMT
    woodsmen said^Oh my ancestors! Josh, hope you are okay.



    lol im ok. takes more than a washing machine to hurt me. it was only a bruised muscle luckily.
  • Fullhouse

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    Feb 01, 2014 6:16 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    woodsmen saidWhat some injuries that you may have had that were completely silly?

    A month ago, I was completely naked and walking out from a room but my slippers caught the threshold (to cover the gap in the floor separating the room and the hallway) and I was thrown forward face down onto the hardwood floor. Giggles!


    That's not an injury. That's an accident.

    What body part was injured during this accident.


    Not an injury, an accident, but sometimes accidents end up in injuries.
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:38 AM GMT
    Blew-out my flip-flop
    Stepped on a pop-top
    I broke my leg
    Had to limp on back home
    But there's booze in the blender
    And soon it will render
    That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

    No, seriously, while trying to close up the boat, I dropped one or more hatch boards on my toes EVERY weekend last summer. All of my toes were black and blue. icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 01, 2014 10:51 AM GMT
    3 weeks ago... I was skiing and decided to go down a run that I knew was way above my skill level. I made it a 1/4 way down the slope when I wiped out. My Skis went flying and I just kept rolling. I ended up with a pretty sore shoulder for the next 2 weeks.

    Back when I was in grade school I sliced my finger open while trying to open a tuna fish can.

    High school... I burned my finger by sticking it into a cigarette lighter. I was checking to see if it worked for a friend. Not one of my finer moments.
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    Feb 01, 2014 10:56 AM GMT
    Both of my bad injuries last year were completely silly and embarrassing.

    Broken elbow.

    Broken foot/ankle/leg.

    I've already bored everyone with the stories.
  • swall1963

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    Feb 01, 2014 12:00 PM GMT
    I'm the King of Stupid Injuries.

    Tore a ligament in my right middle finger bowling.

    Broke my big toe stubbing it on a pile of books next to my desk.

    But the best was: A few years ago I was in the office and a friend/co-worker asked me if I was happy. So, to prove to him I was happy I started walking away and went to click my heels (something I have done many times before). As soon as my right foot left the floor everyone in the office heard a "snap" and I felt instant pain.

    I had torn my right calf. It was pretty gruesome looking with my leg from just above my knee all the way to my toes various shades of black, purple and yellow. I was unable to walk on it for 4 weeks and in a boot for 8 weeks.

    This happened late October and I still served 8 Thanksgiving dinner. Taking Vicodin definitely helped deal with the family that year.
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    Feb 01, 2014 1:33 PM GMT
    Every few years I'll close a door on my head.
  • mladri

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    Feb 01, 2014 2:00 PM GMT
    When I was younger, few friends and I were jumping from one roof. I broke both my heels. All I can said is...that hurt!
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    Feb 01, 2014 3:52 PM GMT
    When I was in college and on the track team, we were doing repeat 200 meter sprints on the track. We were on our last repeat when Joe challenged us to give him a 2 second head start and see if we catch him. He went wide off the curve, so I snuck inside him to pass him, but my right leg crossed over and hit the rail on my left side. Instant twisted ankle. I was out of commission for a week and missed one meet.

    Twenty six years later and I'm still trying to figure out how I did that!
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    Feb 01, 2014 4:38 PM GMT
    I went running a few years ago with my (then) boyfriend and I stepped wrong - spraining my ankle. It hurt and I couldn't walk on it, so I had to just sit there while he ran a couple of miles home to get the car & come back for me. I felt like a dork sitting there!
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    Feb 01, 2014 4:41 PM GMT
    I was removing 45 lbs plates from a barbell with atrocious foot positioning and a cute guy was a walking by...

    and that's why I couldn't go to the gym for 2 weeks and squat for 3 weeks. icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 01, 2014 4:42 PM GMT
    Last semester during the first week of classes, I had way too much to drink and tried to do a handstand on a garbage can. Not exactly sure how this all went down but obviously it didn't work out because I ended up with bones broken in my foot and hitting my head on the sidewalk. Needless to say haven't been drinking nearly as much after that.
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 01, 2014 4:47 PM GMT
    Minor frostbite from skiing numbed my fingertips-- dropped a 45 lb plate on my toes taking it off the rack because I couldn't feel my grip strength. Of course I wanted to scream out but that would have looked pretty lame in the gym and who was I going to explain to about the fingertips? Had to man up and suck it up!