17| Amar’e Stoudemire
Stoudemire slices up his hand punching a glass case for a fire extinguisher at a playoff loss in Miami and misses the next game.
16| Manny Fernandez
The Wild goaltender hurts his back and/or shoulder while blowdrying his hair after a shower in 2005.
15| Gus Frerotte
While quarterbacking the Redskins in 1997, Frerotte celebrates a touchdown against the Giants by headbutting the stadium wall and thus knocking himself out of the game.
14| Brent Sopel
His daughter drops a cracker on the floor. The Canucks defenseman reaches down to pick it up. The result? Back spasms that kept him out of a game.
13| Dustin Penner
The Kings winger sits down to help himself to a stack of his wife’s pancakes but manages to hurt his back in the process and knock himself out of the lineup.
12| Joel Zumaya
Zumaya misses the 2006 ALCS for the Tigers because of a sore wrist sustained from excessive playing of “Guitar Hero” on his PlayStation.
11| Steve Sparks
Sparks delays his MLB debut in 1994 when as a minor-leaguer he dislocates his shoulder trying to rip a phone book in half after watching a motivational training session.
10| Adrian Gonzalez
The Red Sox slugger is at a mall in Tampa on Friday when he bends down to greet a child in a stroller and his back locks up, knocking him out of the weekend series against the Rays.
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