Crewe Alexandra star Courtney Baker-Richardson suffered a bizarre injury playing on his Xbox at home.
The Cheshire outfit drew 0-0 with Carlisle United in League Two on Saturday and were without their top scorer.
Baker-Richardson, formerly of Swansea City, has hit seven goals in 12 appearances in all competitions.
But the 26-year-old was absent in the latest fixture after picking up an injury in the most peculiar fashion. Crewe boss Alex Morris revealed he tweaked his leg playing on his Xbox and required treatment as a result.
“It’s an area of his body where he’s had issues before, and he did it in an innocuous way, which is about right for us with injuries at the moment,” Morris said, as per News and Star.
“He did it playing on his Xbox I think – just dropped his leg on the sofa and tweaked it.
“There’s nothing we can do about that. He’s having treatment and hopefully by Monday it’s settled down.”
It's no coincidence that in the week where Baker-Richardson pulled something playing on his console, FIFA 23 was released worldwide.
Although there has been a suggestion that he was in fact playing Call of Duty Warzone.
Courtney Baker-Richardson has 6 goals in 7 starts this season, but he can’t continue his goal-scoring form this weekend due to a hip injury caused by playing Call of Duty Warzone on his sofa.— Only Swans (@onlyswanss) October 3, 2022
You can’t hate this guy…😂pic.twitter.com/x42bsp1B2M
Dave Beasant trying to control a jar of salad cream with his foot and Darren Bernard slipping on dog poo are two of the most outrageous freak injury stories, while Alfie Mawson injured himself putting on his boots when playing for Fulham.
But former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand also experienced a video game related injury.
It's claimed that during his time at Leeds, Ferdinand was bashing out Pro Evolution Soccer on his PlayStation.
He did so whilst resting his feet on the coffee table, but the angle of elevation and length of time his leg was stretched unfortunately led to a tendon strain in his knee.