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Watch: OKC Forward Enes Kanter Injures Wrist After Punching A Chair

Enes Kanter injures himself on a chair.

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Enes Kanter punched a chair during the Thunder's game against the Mavericks.

Injuries happen during the course of an NBA season. Tweaked ankles, torn muscles, and even broken bones occur sporadically throughout the league.

Then there's this.

Enes Kanter injured himself after punching a chair. The Thunder forward is out for the game with a wrist injury, after pulling this stunt.

The No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft averages 14.6 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game.

Staying healthy should be the top priority for any athlete, but with bone-headed plays like this, perhaps that's not on Kanter's mind--as if Russell Westbrook needed more responsibility. Kanter did not play college ball. The forward signed with the Kentucky Wildcats in 2010, but the NCAA declared him permanently ineligible as a collegiate athlete due to accepting over $33,000 in benefits from Turkish basketball team Fenerbahce. He was eventually drafted by the Utah Jazz.

Oklahoma City currently leads Dallas 83-71 late in the third quarter.