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Thankfully, Derrick Lee Will Not Require A Backiotomy After Chair Breaks

Sure, the doctor says he’s got a bad back, but the complicated surgical procedure known as a backiotomy will not be necessary after Derrick Lee sustained a minor back injury when a chair he was sitting on in the clubhouse broke.

“He was eating before the game and the chair just collapsed on him,” manager Lou Piniella said. “That’s why we got him out of there after three innings.”

I imagine I do not need to tell you how many injuries are suffered each year in this country as a result of people dining with their plates in their laps. It’s an epidemic, trust me. That’s what TV trays are for people!

Seriously, only the Cubs, man.

Cubs’ Lee recovering from freak back injury [Chicago Tribune]