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Video: Jesper Parnevik breaks rib in freak accident
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 | 10:53 a.m.
We've all heard of strange sports injuries. Stuff like a pitcher breaking a rib sneezing. A golfer cutting himself while intending to cut a bagel. A kicker in the NFL blowing out a knee after celebrating a successful field goal... the list goes on.
Heck, our friends at Bleacher Report have a list of 50 of them here.
Well, add golfer Jesper Parnevik to the list.
While injuries are no laughing matter, the Swedish golfer -- a five-time PGA Tour winner and a four-time European Tour winner -- had a laugh at his own expense on Twitter.
Haha, of all injuries I'v had, this is the most ridiculous!! Broke a rib and had to withdraw from all… http://t.co/B9bEwTdB1a
— Jesper Parnevik (@JesperParnevik) July 9, 2014
Not only did Parnevik suffer a broken rib, but to add insult to injury, the incident was caught on video. As you'll see, he was messing around on a Segway.
Segway injuries to golfers are nothing new. Remember late last year when Brandt Snedeker suffered a bruised tibia and a strained ACL in his left knee after a Segway accident in China?
And, for Parnevik, this isn't the first strange injury. Back in 2012, he nearly severed his right, index finger when he caught his hand in a motorized boat winch that required surgery and months of rehabilitation. His career was in jeopardy.
But, funny man that Parnevik is, he made light of that situation too, pulling a prank on a poor reporter who interviewed Parnevik about what had happened. Parnevik reenacted the accident... literally (see the video below).