Deadspin unearthed this wild picture from Chicago Blackhawks player Sami Lepisto of what his knee looks like a week after blocking a shot in a playoff game against the Coyotes.
“This is why I shouldn’t be blocking shots!” he joked on Twitter.
As you can see, those deflected slapshots that look so routine during NHL games actually do major damage.
Hockey players are considered the toughest athletes because of superficial things like fighting, big hits, and missing teeth. But this picture gives you a glimpse into just how deep this toughness runs.
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