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Jordany Valdespin isn't able to get out of the way of a pitch from the flamethrowing Justin Verlander and pays the price during a spring training game in 2013. Even worse, Valdespin wasn't wearing a cup when he caught the business end of Verlander's 94-mph fastball.
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Marc Staal receives medical attention after he took a slap shot to the face in the New York Rangers' March 2013 game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Staal is out indefinitely but will not need surgery and is not expected to have any permanent damage from the puck, which deflected up and caught him just above his right eye.
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Spanish bullfighter Julio Aparicio gets gored by a bull during a 2010 bullfight in Madrid.
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Chris Akins (36) nearly ripped Antwaan Randle El's facemask off during a 2003 game between the Browns and Steelers.
5 of 28Michael L. Stein/US Presswire
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24) is hit by a pitch in 2011 against the Royals.
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Shi Wancheng of China had a bad fall during the men's halfpipe competition at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
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After being sacked during a 2010 preseason game, Giants quarterback Eli Manning revealed a huge gash on his head.
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Braves catcher Greg Olson tagged out Dan Gladden of the Twins-- and struck an acrobatic pose -- during the 1991 World Series.
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Valentino Rossi took a tumble during a 2011 motorcycle race in Germany.
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Titans WR Justin McCareins gets by Mike Caldwell (59) and Jarrod Cooper (40) of the Carolina Panthers in 2003.
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Dutch Rabo rider Laurens ten Dam was not about to let a bloody crash keep him from finishing the 14th stage of the 2011 Tour de France.
12 of 28Danny Moloshok/AP
Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz went for the ball, but all he got was a taste of the wall.
13 of 28Peter Schols/GPD/Reuters
Zinedine Zidane of France (right) head-butted Italy's Marco Materazzi during the final game of the 2006 World Cup. Zidane received a red card and saw his team lose in penalty kicks.
14 of 28V.J. Lovero/SI
Mike Tyson bit part of Evander Holyfield's ear off during a 1997 heavyweight bout.
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Alex Rodriguez gets taught the lesson of not trying to pick a fight with a catcher, especially if he (Jason Varitek) still has his huge glove on his hand. It was all part of a 2004 bench-clearing brawl between the two teams.
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Peru's Leon de Huanuco gets a not-too-friendly from Rafael Marques's foot during a Copa Libertadores soccer game in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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Few things are worse than a kick in the crotch. Getting kicked by a foot that has a blade on the end qualifies, though, as Dustin Brown found out.
18 of 28Katsumi Kasahara/AP
Diver Greg Louganis hit the end of the springboard during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Despite the painful dive, he went on to win the gold medal in the event.
19 of 28Elise Amendola/SI
Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis isn't used to covering second base. After this collision with Peter Bourjos, he may never want to cover that bag again.
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A fan pays the price for misjudging the flight of this baseball while watching the Rangers in Arlington, Texas.
21 of 28Manny Millan/SI
Gymnast Kerri Strug holds her ankle after a painful landing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
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Wrestler Mavlet Batirov of Russia gets thrown straight into the mat by Ukraine's Vasyl Fedoryshyn during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
23 of 28Peter Read Miller/SI
Greco-Roman wrestler Yuri Melnichenko of Kazakhstan screams in pain during the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
24 of 28Bob Rosato/SI
J.T. Snow collides with catcher Ivan Rodriguez during Game 4 of the 2003 NLDS. After tagging Snow, Rodriguez and the Marlins won 7-6 and advanced to the NLCS.
25 of 28John W. McDonough/SI
Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson stiff-arms a Rams defender.
26 of 28John Biever/SI
Jean Segura of the Angels and Andy Laroche of the Athletics collide during Spring Training in 2011.
27 of 28Mark Blinch/Reuters
Switzerland's Evelyne Leu didn't have a smooth landing during the aerials freestyle skiing at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
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Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson screams in agony after Matt Cooke's skate caught the back of Karlsson's leg and sliced his Achilles tendon in a February 2013 game. The hit ended Karlsson's season.
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