This is the scooter that was a large part of my life all of the fourth quarter of 2011. I slipped on the stairs (trying to avoid stepping on the cat) and managed to give myself a Lisfranc injury (which is basically a really bad tear or sometimes fracture of the mid foot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisfranc_fracture).
The worst part was that I did this in the sub-basement (we have a split-level) and Mark was out of town. So, after laying on the stairs and rolling around in pain for several minutes, I has to army crawl up 2 flights of stairs to even get an ice pack.
Since I am not an NFL quarterback it was not a "career-ending" injury...but it still sucked. I was in an aircast for 12 weeks and non weightbearing for 8 of those weeks. It was quite painful for the first few weeks also until the swelling started to go down. I vowed that next time I will just step on the cat.