Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 1/1/13

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand in his quarterfinal match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during day ten of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic and a group of fans had a bit of a scare on Monday after a railing that was separating the autograph seekers from the world’s No. 1 tennis player collapsed. As you can see from the video above, several fans — including some children — went tumbling onto Djokovic and appeared to hurt some part of his lower body. He limped into the locker room after his victory over Andreas Seppi and later told reporters he was fine. “It was a bit of a shock and I’m glad that the children involved are OK,” Djokovic said according to The Telegraph. “I am fine.” Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. Djokovic later paired with Ana Ivanovic and won his doubles match, so it seems safe to say that the minor injury didn’t have a lasting effect. The incident itself, however, may have. Djokovic may have never thought he had to be on his toes while signing autographs, but I’m sure people failing through railings will be in the back of his mind every time he does so in the future. Bizarre injury? Sure, but we’ve seen weirder. Just ask Andy Murray and his strained buttocks. H/T Game On!

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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