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Justin Timberlake lacrosse crotch shot ouch
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Public Service Announcement: Always Wear A Cup!

An athletic cup simply needs to be used at all times when playing lacrosse.  If not, the results can be disastrous, and incredibly painful.  I’ve got a quick story to share from earlier this year, and if you weren’t wearing a cup in practice and games before, you definitely will now!

Justin Timberlake lacrosse crotch shot ouch
Yeah, ouch.

I’m going to share a note from a parent in the Pacific NW lacrosse community, who shall remain anonymous.  Who they are isn’t that important.  But the message they are sending surely is!  It’s simple.  They want to spread the word about the importance of wearing a cup while playing the sport of lacrosse.

Dear Lacrosse Family:
I was at the gym this morning, and a customer of the gym was working out talking about her weekend.  Deborah X is a nurse, and she had an adolescent lacrosse-playing boy as a patient this weekend. He is having one of his testicles removed because he did not wear a cup during practice. The ball hit him so fast and hard that he was knocked out and sent to the hospital. Apparently, his testicle expanded to larger than the size of a grapefruit and he now has to have it surgically removed.

I just hope we can all pass this along to our sons and sons’ friends, so that no one else gets injured like this, and that they try their best to protect themselves.

Ouch!  I just wanted to share this note with all of LAS readers out there so that we can ALL spread the word about the importance of wearing a cup while playing the game we love.

Make sure to share this post if you want your teammates and friends to be safe out there!!!!

And as funny as it is to watch Justin Timberlake take a shot in the business, in reality it’s just painful.  And dangerous.  So take a note from JT and RP, and wear a cup out there!