Originally Posted by PhoenixFire
The exact same thing that Fuller describes is present in loads of other English sports. Rugby for example is pretty much the ultimate 'hard guy' (for want of a better word) game, where players will pretty much do anything to avoid showing pain. Same occurs in hockey (despite its rep as a girl's game) as well.
NZ hockey goalkeeper played the last 5 minutes of the 1976 Olympic final with a shattered kneecap. According to
the fount of all knowledge
Wikipedia "After taking a few moments to recover from the blow, he did two full squats, which proved to the New Zealand team management that he was ready to resume playing"
And in my own tough-guy story, I broke my hand in a game a couple of years ago and kept playing for another half hour.