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Hurt while playing pickup basketball

Updated: April 1, 2011, 5:05 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

With apologies to author Richard Connell -- oh, and also Ice-T and Gary Busey in "Surviving the Game" -- the world's most dangerous game isn't man hunting man for perverse sport.

It's man elbowing, kneeing and tripping man -- or just plain landing funny -- in pickup basketball.

Case in point? Free-agent quarterback Chad Pennington, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a pickup game and will undergo surgery next week, an injury that possibly will end his pro football ...

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