Originally Posted by krosero
Vines did more than show up looking good for a few hours. He showed up consistently serving aces -- as many as 30 in one match -- for the remainder of the tour.
In the 1964 Stanley Cup finals, Red Kelly played all 14 of the postseason games for the Leafs with knee injections before each game.
One player describes how upsetting it was to watch him after each game, with a needle sticking out of his knee joint, in great pain. The fans were completely unaware of the truth.
Athletes can make great sacrifices to win.