I was wondering how many of our fellow Cricketweb posters have had the unfortunate experience of suffering an injury, through sport or any other physical activity.
About 8-10 days ago, I woke up early in the morning and went downstairs to get some food. For some crazy reason, I decided I'm going to do a practice bowl 'Akhtar-style' with a run-up and all. Anyway, I almost ripped my shoulder out, hearing one of the largest cracks. You know that exaggerated cracking noise you hear in movies and cartoons when someone cracks their back or something? Well that's what I heard. It hurt at first, but I laughed it off, more amazed at what had happened.
After a couple of days, the shoulder started to heal and I decided to play a bit of backyard cricket (Hey, it's summer in Aus ). This was, well, not the smartest decision of my life as I re-hurt my shoulder. I decided to go visit my chiropractor, expecting him to crack my shoulder back in place, and that'll be that. Boy was I wrong.
I found out that I had torn a ligament in my shoulder, which is likely to take 6-12 months to heal. At the moment its a slight tear, but if it gets worse I may need surgery. SURGERY! Over a stupid practice bowl in the house at 7am in the morning
Anyway, after having such a nice summer holiday so far and getting my offer for uni, I'm pretty shattered that this has happened. Despite that though, I still manage to see the humour in the situation. It's probably the dumbest thing I've ever done.
So I'm asking if any of you guys have ever suffered any serious (or minor for that matter) injuries. And if so, have they occurred due to stupidity?