updated 08/09/2013 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/09/2013 AT 8:00 AM ET
Sheryl Crow may look like she’s auditioning for a role in the next Pirates of the Caribbean film, but the real reason she’s wearing an eye patch hits a little closer to home.
“So this is what happens when you play tennis with your kids ” the mom of two captioned the pic she posted on Instagram Aug. 6. “Someone had a good forehand! #mommyinjury”
The 51-year-old didn’t reveal which of her two sons – Wyatt, 6, or Levi, 3 – was to blame, but judging by her smile in the photo, she wasn’t holding a grudge.
The “Strong Enough” singer’s first country album, Feels Like Home, is due out Sept. 10, and hopefully she’ll have ditched the patch by then.