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New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris has missed the last couple of games due to an unconventional reason.

Morris, who sat out losses to Boston and Milwaukee this week with a neck issue, told reporters on Wednesday that he suffered the injury last week when his 1-year-old son jumped on him, per Ian Begley of SportsNet New York. Morris added that he tried to play through the injury during a loss to Philadelphia on Friday, only for it to worsen.

The 30-year-old Morris, who signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Knicks this past summer, is averaging career highs this season in points (18.7), rebounds (6.2) and blocks (0.6) per game.

While the circumstances were certainly bizarre, Morris is not the first athlete to get hurt in the course of his fatherly duties.

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



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2019 / #3 / SF
RJ Barrett
2018 / #9 / PF
Kevin Knox
2017 / #8 / PG
Frank Ntilikina
2015 / #4 / PF
Kristaps Porzingis
2013 / #24 / SG
Tim Hardaway Jr.
2011 / #17 / SG
Iman Shumpert
2009 / #8 / PF
Jordan Hill
2008 / #6 / SF
Danilo Gallinari
2007 / #23 / SF
Wilson Chandler
2006 / #20 / SF
Renaldo Balkman
2006 / #29 / SG
Mardy Collins
2005 / #8 / PF
Channing Frye
2005 / #30 / PF
David Lee
2003 / #9 / PF
Michael Sweetney
2002 / #7 / C*
Nene
2000 / #22 / PF*
Donnell Harvey
1999 / #15 / C**
Frederic Weis
1997 / #25 / C*
John Thomas
1996 / #18 / SF
John Wallace
1996 / #19 / PF
Walter McCarty
1996 / #21 / SF*
Dontae Jones
1994 / #24 / SF
Monty Williams
1994 / #26 / PG
Charlie Ward
1992 / #20 / SG
Hubert Davis
1991 / #12 / PG
Greg Anthony
1990 / #17 / PF
Jerrod Mustaf
1988 / #19 / PG
Rod Strickland
1987 / #18 / PG
Mark Jackson
1986 / #5 / SF
Kenny Walker
1985 / #1 / C
Patrick Ewing

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