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Freak accident in Broncos locker room

Last year, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reportedly passed out in the shower after a game.

This year, a Broncos player had a mishap in the locker room floor before a game.

Linebacker Spencer Larsen, a sixth-round draft pick in 2008, reportedly slipped and fell on a wet spot on the floor.  Larsen has a shoulder injury, and he’ll miss a “few weeks.”

The Associated Press surmises that Larsen suffered the injury less than 90 minutes before kickoff, because Larsen wasn’t on the list of inactive players for the Week One game at Cincinnati.

Coach Josh McDaniels said that the injury wasn’t the result of horseplay.  (And since NFL head coaches always tell the truth, we believe it.)

It’s still not the weirdest locker-room mishap in NFL history.  That distinction will forever go to former Jaguars kicker Chris Hanson, who suffered a season-ending injury when he hacked his own leg with an ax that coach Jack Del Rio left in the dressing room with a tree stump, as a visual aid for Del Rio’s “keep choppin’ wood” motto.

So until a guy does something completely idiotic like shoot himself in the leg in the locker room, Hanson will hold the top spot in the NFL’s version of the Darwin Awards.

In other words, he’ll be down to No. 2 within the next few years.

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20 Responses to “Freak accident in Broncos locker room”
  1. kravon says: Sep 14, 2009 3:14 PM

    Has anyone seen Greg Louganis?

  2. NFLJunkie says: Sep 14, 2009 3:14 PM

    What are you doing in the Broncos locker room Florio? I thought you were already warned about being around naked men.

  3. Paraplegic_Ditka says: Sep 14, 2009 3:18 PM

    Too bad Plax wasn’t in the Locker Room so that he could be have “weirdest locker-room mishap in NFL history” bestowed upon him.

  4. sullijo says: Sep 14, 2009 3:20 PM

    Cincy tried to water down the floor to get Broncos injured, but it DIDN’T work……
    Still the Bungles……

  5. Warpstone says: Sep 14, 2009 3:23 PM

    Wet spot?
    Did someone let Charles Haley into the locker room?

  6. Abe Froeman says: Sep 14, 2009 3:24 PM

    Ho ho ho.

  7. milehiclown says: Sep 14, 2009 3:27 PM

    Insert Larsen here:
    Jimmy: “Jimmy’s got some new moves.”
    Kramer: “Go Jimmy”
    Jimmy: ‘Check Jimmy out”
    [Jimmy slips on Kramer’s puddle and falls on his back]
    Jimmy: “Ooohhh!!!!! JIMMY’S DOWN.”

  8. LCCJ says: Sep 14, 2009 3:33 PM

    For future reference, soap on a rope

  9. theroc5156 says: Sep 14, 2009 3:34 PM

    Wish it was Brandon Stokely instead!

  10. ZombieRevolution says: Sep 14, 2009 3:34 PM

    “(And since NFL head coaches always tell the truth, we believe it).”
    And since PFT has never been wrong, never emblished a story or speculated on anything- we believe exactly what is print on this website- Right MR. Bradshaw?
    Given all of the stange injuries to athletes- like Gus Ferrote and that Tampa kicker, even mentioning this story as an NFL Darwin award shows how meaningless some posts on this site have become.

  11. Legend says: Sep 14, 2009 3:35 PM

    Well, their touchdown was a freak accident too… so at least they’re consistent.

  12. jimicos says: Sep 14, 2009 3:39 PM

    Does Tom Cable have an alibi?

  13. dahawkster813 says: Sep 14, 2009 3:39 PM

    i thought i was going to read that someone dropped the soap, but than again the title says that it was a freak accident and not a regular occurence.

  14. rasalas says: Sep 14, 2009 4:01 PM

    Since someone has to die to (posthumously) win a Darwin Award, it’s not really an apt analogy.

  15. NoFootballtalk says: Sep 14, 2009 4:18 PM

    “Freak accident in Broncos Game”
    That heading works too

  16. danlinker says: Sep 14, 2009 4:21 PM

    To NFLjunkie, that is probably the best shot on florio yet. Good one. And – accurate.

  17. ncm42 says: Sep 14, 2009 4:36 PM

    Everyone is going crazy over calling Stokley’s catch “lucky,” “miraculous,” blahblahblah. Yes, the ball took a lucky bounce. However, is anyone going to give Stokley some credit? He didn’t give up on the play, he grabbed the ball out of the air, he then displayed good speed and field and clock awareness. So instead of an “accident” or “miracle,” you have a veteran WR making a heady play off a lucky bounce.
    On a related note, did Marshall give up on numerous routes yesterday, or were my eyes decieving me?

  18. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 14, 2009 4:58 PM

    I gotta think that the indestructable staph infection in the Cleveland locker room ranks right up there.

  19. Route36West says: Sep 14, 2009 5:21 PM

    Didnt Michael Irvin Stab someone with a Pair of scissors in the locker. I think that is dummier then cutting yourself. Well since he didnt get into trouble for it maybe its not.

  20. DreamingofFtCollins says: Sep 14, 2009 5:32 PM

    Brandon Marshall was dropping McDonalds’ bags randomly in the locker room

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