The 2016 NFL season has been good one for one thing, weird injuries.
It started yesterday, as we wrote about how San Diego Chargers offensive lineman D.J. Fluker was bitten on the eye by a bug during the game against the Tennessee Titans at the weekend. That is something we've never seen before and we're still not sure how Fluker kept on playing.
Well, the Chargers have suffered another odd injury, as it was revealed today that Dexter McCluster will be missing for the rest of the season after breaking his arm, in a truly ridiculous way.
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The running back was placed on the NFL's reserve/non-football injury list on Saturday after fracturing his forearm. The way he did it is truly incredible and it involves rooting through luggage and a cellphone.
“I had surgery on it last year. I was looking for my phone at the house, and my wife, she packed a bag. She came down from Tennessee," McCluster started off as saying, via the San Diego Union-Tribune.
"So when I moved (the suitcase), I yanked it, and I didn’t realize there was something in there. I felt a sharp pain in my wrist. … I yanked it out of the way, and luck of the draw."
“It was horrible. I saw my fingers turn blue and purple, so I called (athletic trainer James Collins), and we got some pictures of it. A fracture. It happens. Life is random, man."
Poor, poor Dexter. That must have been so painful, and all over a cellphone. That is a definite entry into the dumbest sports injuries of all-time list. Right up there with Santiago Canizares dropping an aftershave bottle on his foot and severing tendons, and Dez Bryant cutting his hand while making soup.