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How Carlos Boozer broke his hand

Posted on: October 4, 2010 1:08 pm
Edited on: October 4, 2010 1:10 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Most times, when you suffer a dumb injury, it's sort of protocol to make up a way cooler story as to how it happened. "How'd you break your arm? Oh, you were arm wrestling and it just snapped ?" You don't say, "Yeah, I was hanging a picture and while on my tippy-toes, I lost my balance and landed sideways on the coffee table."

But Carlos Boozer went with the honest approach in explaining how he busted his hand:
It was just dark. My doorbell had rang and I tripped over a bag, tried to brace myself and it popped. I jumped back up, opened the door and my hand was still a little bit numb. “It was a gym bag. It was a big bag I had first thing over here at the hotel for training camp. I went back to my place, hadn’t unpacked the bag yet, came around the corner, running to get the door and fell over it. I’m 265, 5 percent body fat. I’m heavy, man. I guess I had to brace myself and my weight just collapsed the bone right there."
Because of the injury, Boozer will have surgery and will miss as many as 15 games. Matt Moore already told you what an effect that could have on his new team. But what about Boozer's pride? That's got to be hurting too. Though he has some company to make him feel better. He's not the first athlete to suffer a dumb injury and certainly won't be the last. A few other notable ones:
  • Sammy Sosa: Sprained a ligament in his back sneezing
  • Plaxico Burress: Shot himself
  • Ken Griffey Jr.: He's missed his fair share because of other things, but Junior once missed a game because his hand slipped putting on his protective cup and pinched one of his... you know
  • Joel Zumaya: Missed time because of an inflamed forearm and wrist because he was playing guitar hero
  • Gus Frerotte: Headbutted a wall after a touchdown and got a concussion
  • Slobodan Jankovic: After fouling out of a game in the Greek championship playoffs, Jankovic was so mad that he rammed his head against the concrete post supporting the basket. He fractured his neck, damaged his spinal cord and had to have spinal surgery.  The injury left him paralyzed from the waist down.
  • Kevin Johnson: After KJ hit a game-winner, he hugged teammate Charles Barkley but the hug resulted in a dislocated shoulder for Johnson
  • Bill Gramatica: The kicker tore his ACL enthusiatically celebrating a kick he made in the first quarter
It's always interesting when an athlete gets hurt in such a normal human way. We hear stories of slipping in the shower, falling off a ladder or tripping over a gym bag. They almost seem just as made up as the fictional one I mentioned above. Because these guys aren't supposed to be normal like us. They're not supposed to be able to step awkwardly off a curb or slam their hand in a car door. We forget that athletes have to live and do normal things just like us when they're not at work. Now some of those above are far more dumb or accidental than what happened to Boozer, but you get the point.

It's just bad luck for a guy that put 265 pounds of pressure on his hand and it gave way. There aren't any lessons to learn here other than for Carlos Boozer, maybe he should start picking up after himself a little better.
Category: NBA

Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2010 12:19 pm

How Carlos Boozer broke his hand

5% i believe its just because your fat and never seen your own body fat % people who are absolutely shredded are like 2-3 percent body fat. Fatty

Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:41 am

How Carlos Boozer broke his hand

Good Call out Richy Rich 
lol, im pretty sure the mylan sheath which insulates nerves degrades once you reach 2% body fat. Which means the nervous system won't work correctly. Which means 1 of possible 4 things. He tries to be an athlete unsuccessfully at 1% body fat, or he is not an athlete and rather a malnourished entity, or is a Skynet in a "humanlike body", or is skeletor. Of course this is assuming he is telling the truth, which leaves the 5th option, that he is a liar (most likely). 
If you're going to make a claim.... ensure you are accurate / know how basic human functions work. What a pathetic moron.

Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:41 am

How Carlos Boozer broke his hand

Thank God for guranteed contracts. I wonder if the Bulls will investigate the validity of how this happened? I wish Booze all the best. Chicago still gonna suck though. Here is a good article about Boozer by a disappointed Bulls fan.


Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:28 am

How Carlos Boozer broke his hand

Maybe it's just me, but does anyone else see this thing dragging out longer than the anticipated 8 weeks or 15 games whichever way you want to look at it, it doesn't matter to me.  But I see this thing dragging out, if this is the some Carlos Boozer that was with the Jazz, I can see this injury stretching out to 12 weeks (I don't know how many games that will be) maybe even more like 14 or 15 weeks.  As it starts getting close to 8 weeks, he might try dribbling a ball or shooting, then he'll tell everyone that it only feels 75% and he wants to be over 100% before he comes back and doesn't want to risk reinjuring it.  The Doctors will give him the all clear to practice and get back into the game at 8 or 9 weeks, but he'll say that it's still not 110% so he'll sit out some more.  Around 10 weeks the fans will start to get restless and get on his case about the way he is milking the injury and he'll finally return around the 11 or 12 week mark for practice and maybe finally make his first appearance in a game situation.  Then, undoubtedly, February 7th he will "strain his oblique" and fly home to Chicago so he won't have to face his former team and their fans.  Only to turn around and fly back to New Orleans to meet up with his team three days later.
Obviously, I have written this to be sarcastic, but to be honest it wouldn't surprise me one bit.

Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 11:22 am

How Carlos Boozer broke his hand

So you're telling me that you are skeletor?

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2010 10:00 am

How Carlos Boozer broke his hand

the sitting position is never a flattering pose and I'm sure if he was ERECT we would see the evidence of his hard work? What? Did you just say that....maybe you can see his hard work. He looks fine with the man boobs thank you.

Since: Jul 7, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2010 2:29 am

How Carlos Boozer broke his hand

I know. when this happened...everyone laughed. and are still!  but it is legit.  I once broke a rib sneezing.  And I was in great shape at the time.  Still can't believe it myself. but it happened

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2010 2:11 am

How Carlos Boozer broke his hand

 Was that your opportunity to mention that you are 1% bodyfat skelly? Tryin a bit too hard there bud, I think you're full of s h1 t. P.S: I used to be a secret service body guard for the president (GWB) and I'm .0004% bodyfat.... Its the internet, u can be whoever u wanna be. Keep waiting til he's erect so you can see his "body of work". Pathetic.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2010 12:56 am

Sammy Sosa

The funniest injury on there is definitley Sammy Sosa's..Sprained a ligament in his back while sneezing!! hilarious

Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 12:48 am

How Carlos Boozer broke his hand

A Duke player should be smart enough to know if you cant play in the dark. Turn On Some Lights.

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