Augusta - World No 1 Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Masters in Augusta on
Thursday after injuring his back in a freak fall down stairs on the eve
of the tournament.
Johnson is just the latest in a long line of athletes who have ended up on the sidelines after suffering accidental injuries.
A look at five of the most bizarre sporting mishaps...
The injury-prone NBA star needed 10
stitches to his arm in 2008 after his attempt to slice an apple in bed
went awry. The precocious then-rookie suffered the injury after rolling
onto the knife he had used to carve the piece of fruit.
Former Aston Villa and England
striker Vassell attempted to speed up his recovery from a swollen toe in
unorthodox fashion - by using an electric drill to bore through a nail
in an attempt to relieve pressure.
It led to an infection and forced Vassell to miss three games in 2002.
New York Giants star Pierre-Paul
suffered career-threatening injuries when a July 4 celebration went
badly wrong in 2015. The hulking defensive end attempted to light a
firework in his hand, which exploded, leading to the loss of his right
Spain's first-choice goalkeeper
was looking forward to the 2002 World Cup when he arrived at the team's
training camp in Jerez, Spain, just weeks before the finals in South
Korea and Japan. But his hopes of playing in the tournament ended when
he dropped a bottle of aftershave in his bathroom, severing tendons in
The Manchester United and England
defender suffered one of the most infamous injuries of modern times
during his spell with Leeds in the early 2000s. The centre-half ended up
in the treatment room after an extended period watching television with
his feet on a coffee table damaged tendons in his knee.