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09/30/2014 01:30 pm ET Updated Sep 30, 2014

This Might Be The Cutest NFL Injury Report Ever

Who knew housebreaking a puppy could be so hazardous to a big strong football player?

In what's easily one of the most adorable NFL-related tweets ever, the Detroit Lions announced that tight end Joseph Fauria sprained his ankle while trying to stop his dog from having an accident inside.

Noticing that his husky-pomeranian mix Lil' Rufio was beginning to urinate in his apartment Wednesday night, Fauria said he chased after the dog downstairs and missed the final two steps, MLive reported.

The injury invited skepticism, but Fauria assured reporters Monday that he did not hurt his ankle -- which has him on crutches -- playing another sport in his spare time.

Fauria, who sat out the Lions' victory over the Jets Sunday, told reporters it could be a while before he returns to the lineup, but we'll always have that tweet and this one:

We're now waiting for when Lil' Rufio eats his playbook.

h/t For The Win

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