Canada’s Christine Sinclair Takes A Shot Off Her Broken Nose (Video)

Canada’s Christine Sinclair showed an incredible amount of guts when she continued playing during her team’s first game of the Women;s World Cup against Germany on Sunday, despite suffering a broken nose.  She would go on to score Canada’s only goal of the game on a spectacular free kick, but heading into today’s must-win game against France, the Canadian team was unsure whether they would have their captain in the line-up.

As it turns out, Sinclair did suit up for Canada today, wearing a protective face-mask.  Unfortunately, her presence wasn’t enough to get Canada the win, and her face-mask wasn’t enough to protect her from a point-blank clearance from one of the French players.  Sinclair remained on the ground for several minutes, but was somehow able to continue playing, despite the fact that her team was already trailing by a score of 3-0.

Last time I stated that Sinclair’s ability to play through a broken nose makes her tougher than 98% of the male soccer players around the world, but after seeing this, it may be fair to say that she is actually tougher than 100% of them.

Hat Tip – [BarstoolU]

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