Bring the Pain! The Most Gruesome Basketball Injuries

Bring the Pain! The Most Gruesome Basketball Injuries

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All athletes are susceptible to freak injuries, but the most gruesome mishaps usually occur in combative sports like football (both kinds) or boxing/MMA. However, don't let anyone ever tell you that basketball isn't a contact sport. We learned that the cringe-inducing way last weekend when we saw Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut painfully dislocate his elbow after a dunk against Phoenix. (Amare Stoudemire later tweeted this; Bogut responded. See, Stern? Twitter ain't always bad.) So, with the images of Bogut's lifeless, dangling arm fresh in our minds, we rounded up the 10 most gruesome basketball injuries...

10. DWAYNE WADE, MIAMI HEAT
DATE: 1/21/2007
INJURY: Dislocated shoulder. Wade opted to put off season-ending surgery and returned 23 games later.
COMPLEX SAYS: Though it may not look that bad, the expression on D-Wade's face + leaving in a wheelchair for a shoulder injury = something serious.

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9. JAMAL CRAWFORD, CHICAGO BULLS
DATE: 11/13/2003
INJURY: Sprained neck. Crawford returned two games later.
COMPLEX SAYS: Damn, former teammates get no love. Protect ya neck, son!

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8. ALLAN RAY, VILLANOVA WILDCATS
DATE: 3/10/2006
INJURY: Eyeball temporarily popping out of the socket and temporary loss of vision. He returned to play within a week.
COMPLEX SAYS: We've seen eyes like this before, but usually it's at Magic City.

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7. TONY ALLEN, BOSTON CELTICS
DATE: 1/10/2007
INJURY: Torn ACL and MCL. Allen returned to the Celtics nine months later.
COMPLEX SAYS: That's what you get for practicing for the dunk contest after the blown whistle, dumbass.

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6. DA'SEAN BUTLER, WEST VIRGINIA
DATE: 4/3/2010
INJURY: Torn ACL and sprained MCL.
COMPLEX SAYS: At least he had Huggy Bear to kiss away the pain.

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