Aaron Gordon, the star forward for the Denver Nuggets, may need to take some time off to heal from an unusual injury he sustained on Christmas Day—he was bitten by a dog. Gordon specifically sustained cuts to his right hand and face following Denver’s 120-114 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Gordon’s return date is still unknown, but the most recent information indicates that he is making progress toward recuperation.
Along with Kelly Oubre Jr., the star striker for the Philadelphia 76ers, Aaron Gordon also had a fairly “strange” injury when he was struck by a car close to his home, breaking his ribs. Before he recovered, he had to miss over a month of work on the field.
Together with Sporting News, let’s examine the most peculiar injuries in NBA history.
Derrick Rose uses a knife to cut his hand
When peeling apples in bed, the former Chicago Bulls MVP wounded himself on a knife and needed ten stitches in his left arm. He called Chicago Bulls coach Fred Tedeschi at the time to request to be sent to the hospital right away following that. He was forced to miss the crucial game at the United Center against the Knicks as a result.
Drew Gooden’s leg is infected with follicles
Before being noticed hobbling during practice in 2004, Gooden participated in 83 straight games. ESPN claims that Gooden’s leg follicle became infected as a result of a spider bite.
When Kendrick Perkins’s bed fell, he was hurt
In 2007, Kendrick Perkins was away for an extended period of time due to the collapse of a bed, which crushed his toe.
The accident was too weird, even for the “victim” to admit. Perkins said that the bed was slanted on one side because the maid did not carefully reinstall it. He was compelled to attempt adjusting it, but regrettably, a board gave way, resulting in the bed collapsing on one side and crushing Perkins’s leg, leaving his other leg below.
After hitting himself in the basket, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was forced to exit the game
Due to a fractured hand, Abdul-Jabbar missed the first sixteen games of the 1974–1975 season. He hit himself in the basket for a very “weird” reason after Don Nelson was stabbed in the eye during a friendly game.
Latrell Sprewell punched himself against a wall, causing injuries
Latrell Sprewell broke his arm, according to the New York Post, after he missed hitting a man on his new yacht because he had already puked on the carpet near to the bar area.
At 2:30 a.m., there was a fight. Sprewell urged a couple to get off the boat, but the man refused to comply, making Sprewell look powerless. The NBA player attempted to punch this man, but it went wide. His “heavenly” punch so struck the wall squarely. Information that has come to light indicates that Sprewell looked to be in pain and was continuously swearing and threatening the people on the yacht to keep the events of that day quiet.