Falling off your bike, slipping down the stairs, even tripping over your shoelaces are pretty standard ways to cause yourself an injury.
But those Premier League footballers always want to go just a bit further.
MOTD Kickabout takes a look at a few players who have interesting excuses for being out of action.
Remember, always keep an eye out for the jellyfish...
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