Athletes with No Regard for Their Own Safety

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Athletes with No Regard for Their Own Safety
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We're used to lauding the efforts of players who seemingly put their bodies at risk, by choice, in the name of helping the team win. 

But what happens when that goes wrong? What happens when that mentality—of feeling invincible, of feeling like you can conquer any physical challenge that comes your way—backfires?

That brings us to these 20 guys. 

The sad truth is, even the elitist of athletes aren't superhuman. Even they can't overcome repetitive hits to the head, or a face to the outfield wall or a shredded knee. They're only human. 

If only they knew that. 

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