McLaren driver Juan Pablo Montoya has insisted that his shoulder injury was caused by a game of tennis and not a motorbike accident as has been claimed.
Montoya is looking to bounce back from a freak injury
Montoya, a motocross fan but not noted for tennis, had to sit out the Bahrain and San Marino races after suffering a hairline fracture of his shoulder.
"I would rather say it was anything apart from tennis as it sounds kind of dumb but that's how it went," he said.
Montoya said he'd tripped over a stray ball on the court and fallen over.
In Montoya's absence, Austrian Alexander Wurz took third place at Imola, while Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa was fifth in Bahrain.
"It's been kind of weird to sit down at home and watch the last two races on TV," the Colombian admitted.
"In a way, I'm very pleased. Both of the third drivers did a fantastic job for the team so it is nice to see the team still scoring points and everything. But it's great to be back."
McLaren are currently third in the championship after four races.