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Doh! Athletic skill won’t prevent everyday mishaps

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FILE - In this March 5, 2012 file photo, New York Yankees' David Robertson throws during a spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in Clearwater, Fla. The Yankees took their first misstep of 2012 when All-Star setup man David Robe

FILE - In this March 5, 2012 file photo, New York Yankees’ David Robertson throws during a spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in Clearwater, Fla. The Yankees took their first misstep of 2012 when All-Star setup man David Robertson sprained his right foot when he fell down stairs while moving boxes in his spring training home.An initial X-ray was negative, and the reliever was taken a hospital for an MRI Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Matt Slocum, File, Associated Press

One guy needed a titanium plate and nine screws to fix the collarbone he broke while carrying deer meat. Another burned his hands trying to put out a candle. And then there are the geniuses who developed elbow problems after spending too many hours on the computer or playing video games.

Sounds like a collection of klutzes, folks just trying to make it through the day without picking up a bump or a nasty bruise, right?

Try some of the most athletic, agile people on the planet.

As New York Yankees reliever David Robertson reminded everyone last week, world-class athletes may be physical freaks of nature, able to do things that defy gravity and imagination.

But the challenges of everyday life sure can be doozies.