Joe Theismann, Kevin Ware, and Marcus Lattimore are just a few of the names that come mind when we think of worst sports injuries. Each of those guys had grotesque lower-body injuries that made each replay harder and harder to watch.

Upper-body injuries, especially those to the face, are more common Akil Mitchell of The New Zealand Breakers, suffered one of the nastiest injuries you'll see that is sure to make you cringe. Check out what happened:

Needless to say, he kept his eye on the ball, right? Mitchell went to the hospital following the injury and has stated on Twitter that he is fine and doing better. Now hopefully Mitchell gets a cool nickname after this. My suggestion, "Popeye".

Is this the grossest injury in sports thus far in 2017?

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