09.26.08 9 years ago 5 Comments

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.

[Sports by Brooks and Deadspin]

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