Some memorable sports mishaps include Ken Griffey Jr.���s pinched testicle due to a misplaced protective cup and Tony Allen���s torn ACL following an illegal, unnecessary slam dunk. These unconventional injuries show star athletes to be just as fallible as fans.Continue Reading
Baseball star Ken Griffey Jr. was a top player during the 1990s, but his reputation began to decline during the 2000s, partially due to a range of uncommon injuries that caused him to miss games and underperform. By 2006, Griffey Jr. had already been the butt of jokes following a hand injury sustained while wrestling with his son on the family���s private yacht, but the most embarrassing injury was yet to come. Griffey Jr.���s protective cup pinched one of his testicles during a ballgame, causing him to miss the next game due to injury.
NBA player Tony Allen was on the Boston Celtics in 2007, and in a game against the Indiana Pacers he demonstrated the perils of showing off. Allen drew a foul right around three-point range, but rather than stopping to take his free throws, he continued to drive to the basket. The opposing Pacers stood by and let Allen perform a theatrical dunk, which actually bounced off the rim of the basket. More embarrassing than the failed dunk, however, was Allen���s unsuccessful landing, which tore his ACL.Learn more about Classic Sports