Even though the U.S. Men's National Team lost to Belgium in the Round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup last Tuesday, goalkeeper Tim Howard played arguably the best game of his entire USMNT career. He recorded a World Cup record 16 saves during the match and stopped (almost) everything that came his way during his team's 2-1 loss. As a result, he was immediately crowned an American hero and subsequently had one of the best weeks of his life.

Unfortunately, not everyone in the sports world can say the same. Because while Howard's week was great, there were also quite a few sports-related people out there who had really bad weeks. From Jeremy Lin—who had his jersey number given away to Carmelo Anthony during the Rockets' recruitment of the star—to a soccer star with a fractured vertebra, these are the 10 Sports People Who Had a Worse Week Than You.