Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch is set to miss the remainder of the 2014 NFL season after tearing his ACL in the Lions' Week Three win over the Green Bay Packers.
And what makes this injury that little bit more difficult to take is the fact that it occurred due to what can only be described as over-zealous dancing on Tulloch's part.
The tear, which came in the first quarter at Ford Field, occurred as he looked to celebrate sacking Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on a third-and-10 play by breaking out into the popular 'Discount Double Check' dance move.
You can check out the dancefloor injury via this link.
Talk about going from ecstasy to agony.
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell confirmed Monday that Tulloch had been placed on the injured reserve list, adding that it is likely the end of the 29-year-old's season.
The injury means the veteran will be out of action for the first time in 131 NFL games but Tulloch himself, speaking to MLive.com, isn't ashamed of his bizarre injury.
"Unfortunately, I got up in celebration and it happened," said the Lions linebacker.
"But I ain't embarrassed by nothing. We all celebrate when we make a play."
The player is right, and his unfortunate injury won't stop dozens of players across the NFL doing exactly the same when Week Four rolls around, but the circumstances of an injury to such a key and experienced starter must be a difficult pill for Coach Caldwell to swallow.
"Anytime you lose anyone, particularly a guy like (Tulloch), with the experience he has, and has played as well as he's played for you, it's a loss," Caldwell explained Monday.
"It's one that unfortunately is in our game - it happens all too often. But that's kind of the nature of the sport. It's a very physical game, and with it comes consequences that are sometimes a little difficult to deal with."
The Detroit Lions went on to win 19-7 against Green Bay despite the loss of Tulloch, taking their record to 2-1 after three games but the injuries are beginning to pile up for the franchise - particularly in defense.
The Lions are already without fellow linebacker Kyle Van Noy, safety James Ihedigbo and cornerbacks Nevin Lawson and Bill Bentley.
Next up are the New York Jets on Sunday 28 and you would imagine the Lions players will think twice about getting too carried away should they bring down Geno Smith for a loss at MetLife Stadium.
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