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These Gnarly Injuries Show Just How Badass Sporty Women Are

Warning: these photos are not for the faint hearted

Injuries – they are all part of being a sportswoman, right?

We came across an awesome collective of sporty women on a Facebook Group called Girls Gone Rad.

These women were sporting some seriously gnarly injuries, so we put together a gallery of some of their most badass injuries encountered – including a few shots from the pros and our readers.

It just goes to show how fearless these woman really are. Go ladies!

Be warned – it’s not pretty…

1) Oof…

Ooooofff. I know, right?

Professional surfer and all round badass woman Keala Kennelly hit the reef while surfing Teahupoo back in 2011 – and came out with this gnarly facial injury.

Luckily, after fourty stitches, she was OK and it’s healed up well.

1) Ouch!

No one said learning to snowboard was easy…

3) So grim

Laura Bond decided to try out BMXing for the first time – and this was the consequence…

4) This definitely stung…

British pro surfer Sophie Hellyer had a nasty encounter with her fin last year…

5) Watch out for those edges!

Catching an edge while snowboarding can be very painful – as this woman found out!

7) There’s better ways to colour your hair

Ever wondered why people wear helmets when they wakeboard behind a boat? That’s why.

Thanks to Mishy Cockayne for this brutal shot of her nine stitches.

8) The dangers of cycling

Who knew crashing off your bike in a velodrome could result in a purple beast like this?

9) So much worse than it looks…

This injury might not look gnarly from the photo – but man, did it hurt.

Sophie Edmondson was out surfing Boscombe earlier this summer – the first time without boots this year – when she was stung by a jellyfish on her foot. Ouch!

“Apparently peeing on it is the worst thing to do!” says Sophie “Never do it!”

10) THIS is a real football injury

Footballers aren’t all pansies. USA soccer player Sydney Leroux’s legs didn’t look so great about a close encounter with astroturf…

11) A lesson in good padding

Diane Horne went snowboarding without ass padding – and this is what happened….

12) What a woman

Who could forget Georgia Page, the Australian student who carried on playing rugby – despite having a broken nose!

13) Serious derby girl!

Roller derby girls are known to be totally badasses. This bruise proves it!


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