Most elite athletes are pretty tough.
Hockey players are another level. Zdeno Chara, a defenseman for the Boston Bruins, stopped a screaming puck with his face in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals:
The incident left Chara with a broken jaw, an incredibly painful injury that would sideline most athletes for weeks. But the 42-year-old Chara refused to be taken out of the starting lineup.
During player introductions for Game 5, there was Chara, who received a massive cheer from the Boston faithful for his superhuman resiliency:
Despite his jaw being wired shut, Chara went on to log nearly 17 minutes while registering two shots on goal. It wasn’t enough for the Bruins to nab a victory, but you can bet he’ll be back out there for Game 6.