American football is a pretty rough sport. Ridiculously large men hit each other at speeds that we mere mortals can barely fathom.
Yet somehow, rugby players do almost the same exact thing, without pads.
Sometimes, rugby players do things that are completely beyond the limits of anything we'd expect of our athletes.
Kinda like Paul Wood, a British player for the Warrington Wolves, who just lost the Super League Grand Final to Leeds Rhinos.
Wood was kneed in the groin about a minute into the second half, and it ruptured his right testicle. He managed to stay in the game, and didn't even mention it in post game interviews.
After the game, he had to undergo surgery to have it removed.
He tweeted about it after the match, and seemed to have a pretty good sense of humor about it.
"Ruptured my right testicle, got a knee one minute into the second half, had to have it removed,"
"Just coming out the hospital to go home... Seriously feel like I've left something?"
"(Coach) Tony Smith did say in his pre-match team talk last night 'your balls are on the line here guys!' I didn't think he meant literally."
It's safe to say this guy's probably a lot tougher than any athlete you know.
Rugby player loses a testicle in championship match