Rory McIlroy and the weirdest injuries in sport

The world number one looks set to miss The Open after hurting himself in a 'kickabout' with friends, but he won't be the first sportsman to miss some action for unlikely reasons

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Rory McIlroy's participation at The Open next week looks to be in grave doubt after the world number one suffered a freak injury.

The defending champion posted a picture of himself wearing a protective boot on his left leg after, in his own words, suffering a "total rupture" of his left ankle "in a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday".

A spokesman for McIlroy said he has not withdrawn from The Open, but if he ultimately has to, he will not be the first to suffer injury while participating in another sport.

Here, we take a look at some of the stranger injuries in the world of sport...

Which injury do you think is the strangest of the lot? Let us know in the comments below.

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