Kentucky Star Nerlens Noel Leaves Game Against Florida After Suffering…

This is tough to watch (and to listen to, since it might be the sound of a promising NBA career being tossed into the spinning wheel of injury fate). Midway through the second half of Kentucky's bout in Gainesville—one the Wildcats would lose by a 69-52 score—freshman phenom Nerlens Noel crashed into a basket… » 2/12/13 9:09pm 2/12/13 9:09pm

"I'm Walking Around With A Bullet In My Head And A Scar On My Neck":…

On March 22, 1989, Buffalo Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk had his neck slashed by an opponent's skate, slicing open his carotid artery and jugular vein, and bringing him within minutes of his own death. (You can watch the video here, at your own risk.) In 2008, Malarchuk, who has a long history of depression, shot… » 2/03/12 11:37am 2/03/12 11:37am

High-School Hockey Player Suffers Severed Spinal Cord After Accidental…

"The accidental check from behind left [Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore Jack] Jablonski motionless on the ice at the St. Louis Park Rec Center. Doctors initially thought he suffered a bruised spinal cord and two broken vertebrae, but Monday they said his spinal cord is actually severed. They don't know if Jack will… » 1/03/12 9:15pm 1/03/12 9:15pm

Ben Roethlisberger Knocked Out Of Game With Gruesome Ankle Injury

The famously pain-immune Ben Roethlisberger was knocked out of the Steelers-Browns Thursday night game after suffering this second quarter injury that even he couldn't shake off. Pittsburgh backup Charlie Batch entered the game having thrown zero passes on the season and the Steelers didn't activate a third… » 12/08/11 9:53pm 12/08/11 9:53pm

An Argentine Soccer Player Had His Face Stepped On (Video)

What happened to Cristiano Diaz of Newell's Old Boys in a match Monday against All Boys is not for the squeamish. What might be more remarkable, as noted here, was that Diaz not only refused the stretcher afterward, but played the full 90 minutes. [Dirty Tackle] » 10/27/11 12:40pm 10/27/11 12:40pm

Oregon RB LaMichael James's Arm Bent A Way It's Not Supposed To Bend…

University of Oregon RB LaMichael James's arm injury in tonight's game vs. Cal was so nasty that we're presenting it in video and still form. Conor Hastings dutifully provides that there video. » 10/07/11 12:45am 10/07/11 12:45am

The NFL Player's Existential Dilemma

We're doing a season-long NFL roundtable with our friends at Slate. Check back here each week as a rotating cast of football watchers discusses the weekend's key plays, coaching decisions, and traumatic brain injuries. » 10/04/11 6:30pm 10/04/11 6:30pm

Eric Foster Suffered A Gruesome Ankle Injury In Tonight's Bucs-Colts…

I think it's safe to say Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster will not play again this season after his right foot got stuck under a teammate as he fell. It's kind of nasty, but you can just watch what happened. » 10/03/11 10:45pm 10/03/11 10:45pm

Man U Player Suffers "Horrific Injury That Cut To The Bone"

It wasn't quite Lawrence Taylor meets Joe Theismann's leg, but Manchester United's Nani suffered a pretty gnarly leg injury during today's 3-1 loss to Liverpool. » 3/06/11 3:15pm 3/06/11 3:15pm

All The Nut Shots Fit To Print

This is Regressing, a new, numbers-minded column by our clever friends at the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective. Today: What injuries got the most press in 2010? » 1/25/11 11:45am 1/25/11 11:45am

This Isn't How You're Supposed To Lift A Guy On A Stretcher

I don't know who this player is or how he hurt himself, but I do know this video is about five Leslie Nielsen movies rolled into one. [Via Twitter] » 1/24/11 11:00am 1/24/11 11:00am

Wrestling Confronts The "Finger Up The Ass" Menace

A perfectly legal move has landed a high school wrestler in court, charged with a sex crime. What exactly constitutes the feared but misunderstood "butt drag?" » 12/09/10 5:00pm 12/09/10 5:00pm

A Brief List Of Terrible Things That Recently Happened To Joggers

Via Runner's World: They've been hit by buckshot; shot by hunters; shot in the foot; attacked by pitbulls, packs of dogs, owls, men, and union members; run down by Cadillacs and struck by RAV 4s; finding dead bodies; and Kim Kardashian. [RWDaily] » 12/09/10 3:50pm 12/09/10 3:50pm

British "Glamour Girl" Skier Experiences The Agony Of Bone-Breaking…

In her final training session before the first women's downhill race of the season in Alberta, Britain's Chemmy Alcott took what's being called a "horrific high-speed crash" in which horrific means open fractures of her right tibia and fibula. » 12/04/10 5:30pm 12/04/10 5:30pm

Canadian Football Player Breaks His Leg Like An American Football Player

Leron Mitchell broke his leg during the Grey Cup last night. It's really awful, but the YouTube description is beautifully poetic: "Leron Mitchell snaps his leg during the CFL championship game. His team also lost." When it rains in Canada, it pours. » 11/29/10 1:55pm 11/29/10 1:55pm

What Objects Are We Putting In Our Rectums?

Let's have some more fun with the Sun-Sentinel's emergency room database, shall we? Here's a list of various objects that in various contexts were lodged in various rectums. Verbatim: » 11/26/10 12:30pm 11/26/10 12:30pm

Another Children's Treasury Of Bizarre Injuries

Last year, we brought you some highlights from the Sun-Sentinel's database of emergency room visits. They've updated it for the holidays, so we've picked it through for some of the stranger hospitalizations. » 11/26/10 12:15pm 11/26/10 12:15pm

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Kicking Spree Ends With Marco Materazzi Being…

We warned you this would happen. Since giving Rodney Strasser a shoeing in training, old Zlatan has grown a worrying taste for showcasing his mad Taekwondo skillz at the most inappropriate moments. » 11/15/10 2:15pm 11/15/10 2:15pm

Studies Show Legs Aren't Supposed To Bend That Way

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 10/06/10 9:30am 10/06/10 9:30am

Not A Good Weekend For Ankles And Legs In The Premier League

This post, written by Richard Gilzene, is republished with permission from The Spoiler. Go there often if you like soccer stuff. » 10/04/10 11:30am 10/04/10 11:30am