A shot to the groin is something all male athletes strive to avoid.
For even the toughest athletes on earth can be instantly crumpled by a well-placed shot below the belt.
While the occasional incident is bound to happen by accident every now and then, particularly in contact sports, there have also been a number of times where the contact looks less than accidental.
It's happened in every sport, and been perpetrated by feet, fists, knees, shins and sticks.
There are also a number of repeat offenders who've violated "dude code" to commit the heinous act.
With that, let's take a look at the 15 most painful intentional groin shots in sports history.