Sport is one of the most popular pastimes on the planet, with millions of people tuning in or attending games to see their favorite players and teams play. The sheer passion and excitement involved makes it understandable why athletes celebrate so exuberantly when they do something to change the outcome of a game, with all of the built up emotion suddenly being released. While most celebrations will do nothing other than upset the opposition, some sportsmen have actually celebrated so wildly that they have caused themselves serious injury.

Darius McClure

Darius McClure spent four years playing for Florida State on defensive and special teams, missing just two games in his college career. Having never had any injuries from playing American Football, he jumped into the air after securing his first ever interception and landed awkwardly. This led to a knee injury that ended his career in the sport.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Widely considered one of the most talented soccer players in the world, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has always been a figure of controversy and ridicule during his career. This wasn’t helped by the fact that he sprained his arm while pumping his fist after scoring a spectacular goal. Fortunately though the injury was not serious enough to stop him from playing but did require treatment.

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