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WAYNE SHELFORD CAN PLAY THROUGH PAIN

5/6/2008
This one time, in a rugby game... Getty Images

Earlier today, we alerted you to the Playing Through Pain package in the new issue of The Magazine (out tomorrow, right here!). There's a particularly interesting tale from that package, from New Zealand rugger Wayne Shelford back in 1986.

Unfamiliar? Here's a sample: "I went off the field with 20 minutes to go not really knowing where I was, let alone what day it was. As history shows, we lost the game, and it was not until i got changed that i realized that my scrotum had been torn, and that the testicle was hanging a good 4 or 5 inches out of the scrotum…"

Yikes!

READ MORE ABOUT SHELFORD HERE .