In what may be one of the World's Greatest Tweets or at least one of the best and most honest Explanations of Player Injury, the Detroit Lions tweeted that:
[tight end Joseph] Fauria was trying to stop Lil' Rufio from urinating in the house when he misstepped & sprained his ankle at home.
In a video posted to the Lions' website, Fauria smiled as he alluded to the fact that his 3-month-old Pomeranian/Husky mix "kind of did something bad" and then ran away from him.
Fauria said he moved a little faster than usual down the stairs, trying to catch up with Lil' Rufio, but missed the bottom two steps.
"My carpet goes to hardwood and I was wearing socks and just put all my weight in my left foot," Fauria said. "It was kind of an agonizing pain."
It wasn't immediately clear how long Fauria would be out of action.
The dog did it and the Lions are being open and honest about it. Transparency in the NFL. Some teams might not have admitted that a player injured himself stupidly at home.
It was all 'Lil Rufio's fault and he doesn't even look remorseful. Fauria asked for no death threats against the puppy from rabid fans, but no one can stay mad at a little guy who looks like this.
Pomeranian X Husky? How much cuteness can you get in one furry body?