Dustin Penner Owns His Pancake Injury, Turns it Into a Charitable Opportunity


Last week, Dustin Penner suffered a back injury while eating pancakes. He quickly became a legend because his wife is very attractive and apparently she can make pancakes that will make your toes curl. Also, people made fun of his pancake-related injury. Yesterday he released a statement to MayorsManor.com, a Kings blog explaining just what happened.

From Mayors Manor.com:

So it seems as though I need to address Pancakegate for those in the sports media world, as well as those following #pennercakes on twitter, in light of the recent phenomenon I’ve created.

Right off the bat, I’d like to clarify a few things.

For example, they were vegetarian pancakes. The injury happened as I was sitting down to eat, not mid-bite. And yes, I did finish them.

So how did it happen?

First and foremost, I think we can agree that having delicious pancakes that your wife made for breakfast, for a 1pm game, is not out of the norm. Secondly, “SOBS” (Sudden Onset Back Spasms) can occur at any moment, doing just about anything you can think of, and is a very serious issue.

As someone who has dealt with back issues in the past, the human back is a cruel mistress, capable of double-crossing you at any moment. Penner is even working with the Mayors Manor to raise money for charity.

In an effort to end the entire experience on a high note, I’m partnering with MayorsManor to sponsor a ‘Pancakes with Penner’ breakfast. In the weeks to come we’ll be setting up a special raffle. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for $1.00 for a chance to have a pancake breakfast with me. All the money raised will go to charity…while we enjoy some delicious pancakes!

Good for Penner. Hopefully this will rehab his reputation while he suffers through days of doctor prescribed bed rest with no one but his wife to care for him.