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.
Zdeno Chara answered two questions in written form because talking his difficult for him now: pic.twitter.com/WxrobJ5ZFi
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) June 6, 2019
During player introductions for Game 5, there was Chara, who received a massive cheer from the Boston faithful for his superhuman resiliency:
— Chad Amaral (@Chad_Amaral) June 7, 2019
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.
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