LOOK: 20 Athletes With Unbelievably Messed Up Fingers

A gallery that's NOT for the faint of heart.

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Torry Holt Messed Up Finger

Sports are hard on the body, and athletes wear battle scars from their playing days their entire lives. 

And many times, those injuries involve fingers.

Most sports require us to use our hands to throw, catch, grab, deflect, push, pull, etc. Sometimes, those actions don't go as smoothly as we might hope.

The result? Fingers that are broken, dislocated, jammed, sprained, torn, ripped and everything in between.

While fans might think such injuries are "no big deal", these incidents can have incredible long-term effects.

For example, a dislocated finger. "Who cares?" We say from our couches. "It's just a finger. Get back in the game."

Well, in the picture above, NFL wide receiver Torry Holt shows you what a dislocated finger looks like over the long term. 

And that's tame compared to the hand mangling Michael Strahan, Shawn Marion, and Lionel Hollins suffered. 

Sports' biggest stars aren't immune, either, as you'll see from Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.

Let's take a look at 20 athletes with unbelievably messed up fingers…