The 25 Gutsiest Performances in Sports History

17. Ally Maxwell's Gut-Check

Date: 5/18/1991
Game: Scottish Cup Final, Motherwall vs. Dundee United 
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In the 1991 Cup Final, Maxwell of Scottish side Motherwall took a knee in the gut from a Dundee United attacker. Motherwall was out of substitutions, so Maxwell had no choice but to suck it up and finish the match. In the match's dying moments, Maxwell saved a volley from near point-blank range to secure a 4-3 victory and the Cup, but his heroics earned him a hospital visit. He was hospitalized for nine days after the Final with a laundry list of ailments: blurred vision, three cracked ribs, and to top it all off, a ruptured spleen. Ouch.

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