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NFL Kicker Injured While Playing Kickball

Caleb Sturgis during a 2014 game.

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You read that right. Via SB Nation and the Miami Herald, it’s the NFL offseason’s most ironic injury*:

So how did Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis sustain a quadriceps injury to his non-kicking leg?

Oddly enough, during a team-organized kickball event, according to three sources.

The Dolphins decided to schedule a team-building activity following a recent practice and someone in a position of authority –– it’s unclear if it was a coach or the strength/conditioning staff  — decided on a game of kickball.

But that idea turned regrettable when Sturgis sustained a strained quad to his plant leg, an injury that will sideline him for the remainder of the team’s offseason practices, which run through June 18.

The good news is Sturgis should be healed before the start of next season. It’s not clear whether he was engaged in a kicking motion when he was injured, but it’s certain that he is a football kicker who was hurt while playing kickball with football players.

*Unless Tom Brady gets the bends. Dad joke!