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NFL runningback Darren McFadden breaks elbow fumbling cell phone

He may miss the start of the upcoming season recovering from surgery

Dallas Cowboys runningback Darren McFadden may miss the season opener on Sept. 11 because of his cell phone -- and it's not for tweeting something he shouldn't have. 

 

The NFL player injured his elbow after falling on it trying not to drop his phone. The injury was so bad it required surgery. 

 

You may remember a Detroit Lions player had a similar situation. Nate Burleson broke his arm reaching for a pizza while driving. 

 

Watch the Local 4 News Today team react to the cell phone fumble. Andrew Humphries even defends McFadden, noting phones aren't cheap these days.