Pancakes are a popular breakfast treat around my house. They are so much of a fixture that I asked for (and received) an electric griddle as my only Christmas present. I can now churn out 8-10 pancakes at a time. I don’t think I’ve ever made pancakes that have led to a back injury though.
Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider reports (Via Yahoo hockey blogger, and barfblog favorite, Puck Daddy) that Dustin Penner is suffering from a back ailment that was triggered by a stack of "delicious pancakes."
"I woke up fine, sat down to eat and it locked right up. It never happened to me before. I couldn’t stand up. I was probably at the third stage of evolution. So my wife helped me get dressed, and then I drove to the rink here, to hope they could do some magic and get it opened up. Kinger [trainer Chris Kingsley] just looked at me and said, ‘Go home.’ So I got some treatment and went home.
"Apparently it’s one of those mysterious things, where you can throw it out (from) sneezing. I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made. It’s just like it [the pain] wraps around you and squeezes. … So it was disappointing. Hopefully it’s just an isolated incident, and not something that’s going to become chronic."