Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard finished the season and won the Super Bowl while playing with six cracked ribs, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Pollard originally suffered a rib injury in week two against the Philadelphia Eagles and then re-injured himself in week 14 against the Washington Redskins. He missed the final three games of the regular season, but never disclosed how severe the injury was until after the Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers.
"It's tough dealing with pain," Pollard said. "For us as football players, we know we're going to go through it. At the same time, that's the name of the game. Six of them, yep. Hey, it's up to us to go out there and play and we did."
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