Joba Chamberlain isn't smiling anymore. In March 2012, the New York Yankees relief pitcher dislocated his ankle, requiring surgery. How did it happen? | How long will he be out of the game?
Kansas City third baseman George Brett thoroughly enjoys the game, and as a player he loved to watch great hitters. While he was doing laundry one day at his suburban Kansas City home during the 1983 season, Brett heard the announcer say that Bill Buckner, a particular favorite of Brett's, was coming up to hit. Racing into the den to see the at-bat, Brett broke a toe. How did he do it? |The injury gave him more time to do laundry
In 2004 Milwaukee pitcher Steve Sparks dislocated his left shoulder. How did he do it? | Where was he when it happened?
The Arizona Cardinals kicker tore a ligament in a game against the Giants in a 2001 game. What happened?
The San Diego Padres Hall of Famer fractured a finger in an auto mishap in 1996. What happened?
The Detroit Tigers third baseman went on the DL in 2008 after he aggravated a pulled muscle. How did it happen?
The longtime NHL goaltender needed 40 stitches to close up his hand after he cut it in the summer of 2000. How did he do it?
Sparks — who pitched in the majors from 1995-2004 — might have made the big leagues a year earlier, but he dislocated his shoulder attempting to tear a phone book in half during a motivational speech in 1994 and didn't get out of Triple-A the rest of the year.
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The Seattle Mariners legend once missed a game in 2006 - then with the Cincinnati Reds - when he pinched himself with a piece of protective gear. A delicate injury
Dustin Penner had to sit out a game in January 2012 after suffering back spasms. What brought on the injury?
The Atlanta Braves pitching star reportedly once burned his chest in this bizarre incident. What supposedly happened? | An urban legend?
The American League Rookie of the Year in 1995, Cordova was a member of the Baltimore Orioles in 2002 when he suffered facial burns. How did it happen? | No day-game play during recovery
Orlando Brown was accidentally hit in the eye in 1999 while playing for Cleveland. How did it happen? | How long was he out of the game? | He sued the NFL
Coleman was a rookie for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985 when he suffered a freak injury during pregame warm-ups before Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. The injury forced him to miss that year's World Series, which the Cardinals lost in seven games. What happened? | How extensive were his injuries?
The Colorado Rockies infielder, then a rookie, broke his collarbone in 2005. How did he do it? | Injury ends rookie title
The Carolina Panthers star wide receiver broke his arm in June 2010, forcing him to miss the start of his team's training camp. What was he doing? | Not the first arm injury
The longtime Chicago Cub strained his back in 2004 after a violent sneeze. What was the aftermath?
The Los Angeles Angels first baseman hit a walk-off grand slam against the Seattle Mariners in a May 2010 game, and then proceeded to fracture his ankle. How did he do it? | A long recovery
The American tennis pro suffered a badly cut arm in a scary freak accident in September 2009. What happened? |Plagued by another injury
The Hall of Famer and former member of the Boston Red Sox once strained his back doing a simple task. What was he doing?
In September 2007, the notorious MLB powder keg, who was a member of the Padres, blew his knee out in an on-field ruckus. What happened?| A season ender for the powder keg
Tennis star Serena Williams needed surgery on her right foot after an incident in July 2012. What happened? | How severe was the injury?
The journeyman major-leaguer suffers from arachnophobia (what is that?) and, during his time with the Blue Jays, once fell out of bed and crashed into a glass table. What caused the crash? | How bad were his injuries?
Former Manchester United keeper Alex Stepney dislocated his jaw during a 1975 match. How did it happen?
After scoring a TD in a 1997 game against the Giants, the then-Redskins quarterback suffered a self-inflicted concussion. What happened? | Check out video of the incident
The fire-balling (and oft-injured) Detroit Tigers relief pitcher suffered a repetitive-strain injury in 2006 aspiring to be someone else. What was he doing? | Playoffs off for pitcher
Mitchell played for eight different major-league teams in his career and had two memorable injuries: a strained muscle and a broken tooth. He once strained a muscle while vomiting and also broke a tooth after biting into a chocolate doughnut that he had left in the freezer too long. How did he strain a stomach muscle? | What about the broken tooth?
The perennial NASCAR champion broke his left forearm in December 2006. How did he do it? | Break kept him off the track
The 10-time MLB All-Star pitcher broke a rib in 1992 while on an airplane. What was he doing? | Staying in the game
The Seattle Mariners first baseman cut and bruised his toe in July 2010. How did he do it? | He was attempting to do something else
The NFL punter was a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003 when his coach put a wooden stump and ax in the locker room as a symbol to his players to keep working hard. Hanson's a better punter than lumberjack | Injury was a season ender
While walking down steps at Coors Field in July 2010, Latos stifled a sneeze. What happened next? | Aborted sneeze takes him out of the game
Tampa Bay Rays reliever Grant Balfour was out four to six weeks in 2010 after suffering an intercostal strain (rib area). How did it happen?
Thomas Levet of France and manager Patrice Bartez jumped into the lake on the 18th hole after winning the French Open. What happened during the jump? | Injury forces Levet to miss this golf classic
Coghlan's 2010 prank against Wes Helms, who sparked a walk-off win for the Marlins in a July 25 game - a traditional MLB celebration -went horribly wrong. What happened? | How long was he off the field?
Mets closer K-Rod tore a thumb ligament in his pitching hand that required surgery to repair the injury. How did he injure it? | An assault charge
Game, set, match: squirrel. One of the furry critters got in the way of the American tennis player as he was riding his mountain bike near his hometown in Georgia in late 2010. What happened next? | How long was he off the court?
The Cardinals' 20-game winner missed his last start of the 2010 season after an MRI exam revealed a strained muscle in his forearm and inflammation near the elbow. How did he injure it? | His 2011 surgery
Joe DiMaggio missed the first 16 games of his rookie season with the New York Yankees in 1936 with first-degree burns on his left foot. What caused the burns? | A stellar season finish despite injury
Kerry Wood was healthy when he showed up for spring training in 2006, which was unusual for him in his days with the Chicago Cubs. A few days later, though, he was battling back problems. What caused the problems? | A more serious injury
Jim Lonborg never got to spring training in 1968. Coming off a 22-9 season in which he struck out an AL-high 246 batters and was a key to the Boston Red Sox advancing to the World Series, Lonborg spent the 1967 holidays at Lake Tahoe with actress Jill St. John. A Christmas Eve wreck | A long recovery
The New York Yankees invoked the "Jim Lonborg Clause" (what is that?) to void the contract of infielder Aaron Boone in 2004 when Boone tore ligaments in his right knee. How did he injure it? | Boone's injury prompted the trade for this player
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday had to leave a game on Aug. 22, 2011. Why did he leave? | The aftermath
One year Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan showed up to spring training recovering from a bite suffered while tending cattle on his Texas ranch. What bit him? | How did it happen?
In spring 2010, Baltimore pitching prospect Brad Bergesen battled a sore shoulder. What was the cause? | What was he doing when it happened?
Milwaukee first baseman Richie Sexson was ready for the start of the 2003 season, but he did miss the Brewers' first intra-squad game that spring with a strained neck. What happened? | Where was he when it happened?
Jeff Kent had his own problems during the spring of 2004, showing up one day at the San Francisco Giants camp with a broken wrist. What did he say had happened? | What had really happened?
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White missed the first six months of the 1967 season recovering from a severed right Achilles. How did it happen? | He made history off the field
Atlanta reliever Cecil Upshaw missed the entire 1970 season after this prankish accident. What happened? | How severe was his injury?
During spring training in 2012, Rays left-hander David Price suffered a neck spasm between innings against the Detroit Tigers. The bizarre injury was enough to end Price's day against the Tigers. What caused it? | This wasn't the first time