For some athletes, shots to the face are part of the sport. For others, they’re accidental or celebratory. Here’s a growing collection of photos of such occurrences.
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Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees is hit in the tooth by the helmet of teammate Brett Gardner during the celebration of Gardner’s game-winning home run against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, July 27, 2017.
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Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (R) goes up against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (L) in the first half of the NBA Finals Game 1 on June 1, 2017.
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Race winner Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium during the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia on April 30, 2017 in Sochi, Russia.
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Matt Holliday of the New York Yankees is congratulated by teammates after hitting the game winning 3-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the tenth inning at Yankee Stadium on April 28, 2017.
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Daniel Descalso of the Arizona Diamondbacks is…
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