Contrary to popular belief, sports photography isn't all Blake Griffin car jumps and Kaepernick kisses.
And for every thousand inspiring photos of sports figures reveling in their profession, there is one terrible gut-screamer that you can never properly erase from your mind.
This list is dedicated to those awful images—the ones that chill the blood, shrink the pouch and send the creepy crawlers jumping down your spine.
Be warned—some of the following images are graphic injury photos, so if you're a squeamish individual, well, don't be a hero. That being said, it's time to run the grisly gauntlet and get this out the way.
Throw in a mouth guard, grab some holy water and make sure there's a waste basket nearby, because the following images are sports pictures that will give you nightmares.
And they'll burn a hole straight through your dreamcatcher.