5. Ewald Lienen

Sport: Soccer
Year: 1981
OK, so who brought a shank out onto the pitch? Actually, for German footballer Ewald Lienen, it was the cleats of Norbert Siegmanna defender on the opposing teamthat did this kind of damage. A sliding tackle was all it took to open this 10-inch wound which required 23 stitches. Despite the gruesome look of things, Lienen was back on the pitch a few weeks later. So, soccer players actually used to be tough...what happened?

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