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Mike Napoli’s finger dislocated after dive and looked gross

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Mike Napoli left Tuesday’s Boston Red Sox game against the White Sox in Chicago in the ninth inning after dislocating his finger on a head-first dive into second base, and let me tell you, his finger looked pretty gross.

Napoli walked with one out in the inning and was trying to advance to second on a wild pitch and made it safely, though his finger did not. Dustin Pedroia came in to pinch run for him.

Though Napoli dislocated his finger, doctors re-set it and confirmed it was not broken. Scott Lauber says the team has not ruled Napoli out for Wednesday:

The Sox are already without Shane Octoberino and Will Middlebrooks, and Pedroia has a wrist injury. The last thing they need is Napoli out.

If Napoli does miss time, he’ll join Yasiel Puig and Josh Hamilton on the list of stars who have hurt themselves diving into bases this season.

Vikings OL Josh Samuda suffers gruesome ankle injury (Picture)

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Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Josh Samuda suffered an ankle injury during practice on Tuesday that you do not want to see if you have a weak stomach. The Vikings were going through some basic agility drills when Samuda’s ankle bent the wrong way. Ben Garvin of the Pioneer Press was there to capture the aftermath.

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Christian Ehrhoff has ear sliced open by puck

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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is lucky to have woken up on Monday morning with two ears. During his team’s loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, Ehrhoof took a puck to the side of the head. That ringing noise he heard may have been the sound of his ear splitting in two.

If you have a strong stomach, feel free to proceed through the jump.

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Nick Collison bloodied by Jeff Ayers elbow; needed four staples (GIF)

The San Antonio Spurs lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night in what felt like a playoff preview. It was a hard-fought battle that featured plenty of physical play. If you’d rather not take our word for it, just ask Nick Collison’s head.

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Collison got a nasty cut on the top of his head that resulted in blood pouring down his face on all sides. As The Big Lead pointed out, he likely suffered the injury while fighting for a rebound with Spurs center Jeff Ayres.

The Thunder forward went to the locker room to get four staples in his head before returning to the bench in the fourth quarter. It was one of those plays that didn’t look as bad as, say, Mike Dunleavy getting cracked across the face with an elbow, but the result was ultimately the same. If Gatorade is looking to make a commercial featuring backup big men, Collison will almost certainly be in it.

Red Wings prospect Mitch Callahan took a puck to the mouth and this happened

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Detroit Red Wings prospect Mitch Callahan, who currently plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins, showed everyone on Wednesday night that he is not afraid to take a hit. And by that we mean Callahan is a true hockey player who can eat a puck and live to joke about it on social media.

If you are squeamish, we don’t recommend clicking after the jump. Like most other players who have fought a puck, Callahan lost. Proceed if you dare.

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Soccer player saves opponent’s life after he gets knocked unconscious (Video)

A Ukrainian soccer game nearly ended in tragedy on Sunday when a player was knocked unconscious by a flying knee. Fortunately, an opponent helped save his life on the field.

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk goalkeeper Denis Boyko jumped up to catch a ball in the 25th minute and collided with Dynamo Kiev captain Oleg Gusev. Boyko’s knee hit Gusev directly in the head in one of the nastiest collisions you will ever see. Gusev was immediately knocked unconscious and fell to the ground.

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In addition to being knocked out, Gusev also swallowed his tongue. Realizing what had happened, Dnipro midfielder Jaba Kankava immediately rushed over, rolled Gusev onto his back and reached into his mouth to free his airway.

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Jason Fuchs loses part of finger after being hit by puck during game (Video)

jason-fuchs-fingerJason Fuchs’ first season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will surely be one he’ll never forget because of what happened Saturday night.

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies forward was hit in the hand by a shot during the third period of the team’s playoff game, resulting in Fuchs losing a portion of his finger. The detached parts were found in the 18-year-old’s glove and were able to be stitched.

Thankfully, Fuchs was able to accompany his teammates after the game, but there were obviously worrisome moments immediately after the moment.

“He shouted. No one knew what to do,” Rouyn-Noranda coach Gilles Bouchard said to TVA Sports after the game, according to CBSSports.com. “We were looking for pieces of his finger.”

In 57 games this season, Fuchs scored 14 goals and dished out 31 assists.

H/T Eye On Hockey