When you think of sports injuries, you think of hockey players in the NHL playoffs that stay in the game no matter what trauma they incur. Need a dozen stitches in your face? No problem. Take a shift off, have the team doctor sew you back up, and get back out on the ice. (In a related story, did you hear about Jaromir Jagr giving zero fucks?).
Or you might think of football players who show no weakness, lest they get their playing time cut for someone willing to step in and play through their pain. We all know the story of Ronnie Lott choosing to have the tip of his finger amputated instead of undergoing reparative surgery that would have sidelined him.
Golfer Pops His Ankle Back Into Place Like Nobody’s Business
You don’t think about golfers when you think about sports injuries and playing through pain. That is until Tony Finau’s showing at this year’s Masters Tournament. The incident in question happened on Wednesday of the famed tournament’s week when the pros take part in a par 3 tourney that is light-hearted and casual.
Given that these are the top professional golfers in the world and every hole is a reachable par 3 green, you can expect a few hole-in-one’s throughout the day to the enjoyment of the gallery. Finau was one of those golfers who delighted the crowd with an ace, and it brought great joy to the golfer himself as he danced his way down the fairway to retrieve his ball from the cup.
That’s where disaster struck. As you can see in the video below, Finau rolls his left ankle while hopping around in celebration, not unlike a basketball player coming down on another player’s foot when jumping for a rebound.
Not only did he give zero fucks about the injury that day, but he teed off for the Masters the next day like nothing happened and rocketed up the leaderboard. Most casual golf fans had never heard about this guy the day before, until his injury happened. Then you had to presume this guy probably wouldn’t play, and if he did, he wouldn’t fare very well. That’s not Finau’s philosophy, apparently, as we made it through the weekend tied for a 10th place finish at 7-under par.
If you’re thinking that maybe the injury wasn’t as bad as it appeared in the video, he shared some photos on Snapchat of what he was walking on while on his way to the top-10 finish. Absolutely gruesome. Hats off to Tony for giving no fucks!
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