Cow’s-horn athletic mystery

This week’s Unexpected Medical Phrase of the Week phrase is: “athletic injury by a foreign object, cow’s horn“.

It occurs in the study “Nonobstetrics vulvovaginal injuries: mechanism and outcome,” Dubravko Habek and Tomislav Kulaš, Arch Gynecol Obstet., 2007 Feb;275(2):93-7. The authors, at Zagreb University, list numerous kinds of injury, including:

“Straddle accident due to fall from bicycle was recorded in three, fall onto a metal object in two, and athletic injury by a foreign object, cow’s horn, and kitchen knife in one patient each.”