Cadel Evans, welcome to the club. You slipped and fell on a wet floor on Sunday, knocking yourself out of a time trial for the Olympics with a knee injury. You join the company of other ridiculous sports injuries:
- Brian Griese tripping over his dog
- Sammy Sosa hurting his back while sneezing
- Carlos Zambrano's internet addiction elbow
- Jeff Kent car-washing, erm, motorcycle riding
Evans doesn't distinguish himself for the injury in and of itself, but for the timing. Less than a week before the Olympics is the time to treat yourself with kid gloves. Get to a spa, get a massage, and heed those slippery when wet signs!
His Olympic dreams may not be dashed. He will receive treatment before deciding if he will head to Beijing.