You can say Matt Hendricks took two for the team Thursday night in Dallas, after blocking a a hockey puck with his crotch.
Men. Get ready to cringe.
The Oilers' forward reportedly collapsed in the tunnel on his way to the locker room for medical attention, but returned to the ice after missing a few shifts.
And if you don't think it was a solid hit, Hendricks later tweeted a photo of his busted cup as proof — thanking Bike and Russell Athletic for "saving my bacon tonight" in the post.
Thankfully, there was no mention of crushed nuts.
"Good thing that company makes a solid product … that’s a vital area," Hendricks told the Edmonton Journal after the Oilers’ 3-2 loss to the Stars.Id like to thank Bike & @RussellAthletic for saving my bacon tonight! #closecall pic.twitter.com/heGYVlQnqr— Matt Hendricks (@MattHendy26) January 22, 2016
"I was hurting but I got out unscathed,” said Hendricks, who claims he was lucky not to take it in the testicle.
"We’ve all been hit there before, all the fellas anyway, but this was scary, instant pain."