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NFL Player Sidelined for the Season After Knee Injury — but It's How He Injured It That's the Story

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Linebacker Stephen Tulloch is a major force to be reckoned with as part of the Detroit Lions defense. But on Sunday, he became somewhat of a laughing stock after injuring his knee. Not because of the injury, but for how it occurred.

Halfway through the first quarter, Tulloch sacked Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. That's when it appears he thought it would be a good idea to mock Rodgers' signature "championship belt" move (where he moves his hands across his abdomen as if to signal he's wearing a fighter's championship belt). The only problem is Tulloch added a little jump to the celebration, and when he landed he came down awkwardly on his knee:

In fact, he landed so awkwardly that he ended up leaving the game for the rest of the day and was later seen on the sideline with ice wrapped around his leg.

There's a lesson here for all young football players: Never let your ego get the best of you.

UPDATE:

According to ESPN, Tulloch's injury is season-ending.

(H/T: Total Packers)

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