Tennessee coach Pat Summitt — the winningest coach in women’s basketball history — underwent surgery because she done tussled with one a them thar raccoons.
Summitt had offseason shoulder surgery, not for a sports injury but because of a tussle with a raccoon.
The winningest basketball coach in NCAA history had problems with her right shoulder after dislocating it while chasing a raccoon poised to attack her Labrador.
Let’s not give the raccoon too much credit here. Chasing a raccoon away is about as strenuous a task as looking for the remote control. But don’t ask her to do that, either. You’re just going to find her sprawled out on the floor with a broken hip, with the remote somehow jammed into her chest like a wooden stake. Again.