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10 Most Painful Injuries in NFL History
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Injuries are "a part of the game" but no one wants to get hurt, and for the most part, it's always painful when a player suffers an injury. But these 10 episodes are special cases that have reached almost mythic proportions.

Now, obviously the physical element of each of these injuries is the main reason why they've earned a spot on this list, but to be considered one of the most painful—in every sense of the word—injuries in NFL history, there is also some element of an emotional or mental anguish as well.

The late Steve McNair—a man who was no stranger to injuries—was fond of saying that "pain is just weakness leaving the body," but try telling that to the people on this list.

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