Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 1/10/12

If there is one thing we can all agree that we love about sports, it is when players get hurt in bizarre and unbelievable ways. For some reason, athletes just seem to be magnets for injuries induced by seemingly mundane activity. Take for example the case of Dustin Penner of the LA Kings hockey team who recently hurt his back, wait for it, eating pancakes. Yep, you read that correctly. That seems almost impossible to do, but let Penner, himself, explain exactly how this hilarious tragedy went down:

“Apparently it’s one of those mysterious things, where you can throw it out (from) sneezing. I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made. It’s just like it [the pain] wraps around you and squeezes. … So it was disappointing. Hopefully it’s just an isolated incident, and not something that’s going to become chronic.”

The best part of this injury is that Penner's listing on the injured reserve could potentially read something like this: LW Dustin Penner, day-to-day (pancakes)

As comical as that must've been to witness, Penner's failed foray into stuffing his face with flapjacks has nothing on the funked up fashion in which some of MLB's finest have been disable over the years. Here are a few of the most, err, shining examples:

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