Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria said he sprained his left ankle while trying to potty-train his dog, a Pomeranian-Husky mix named Lil' Rufio.
"He was about to pee and I was like, 'Come here you little nugget,'" Fauria said. "And I was chasing him downstairs. I wasn't running but I was chasing him downstairs and I just misstepped and I reached with my left foot and I just didn't end up well."
Fauria denied rumors he got hurt playing volleyball or at a bar.
"I heard footgolf, basketball, lewd activities as well," Fauria said. "I'm no stranger to rumors. I did get suspended from a school and I know those rumors were around, too. I'm no stranger to it, but I was there supporting my friends and it happened two hours after."