If you are looking around the internet, you will see plenty of examples of footballers going down easily, rolling over a million times like they have faced a firing squad, or making themselves unavailable because they have a runny nose.
Well, one of those players will not be Watford striker Troy Deeney, who in the wake of the Hornets draw with Fulham on Saturday, revealed that he has been playing football with three broken toes. Incredible.
The striker played the full 90 minutes of his side’s 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage, and has revealed the extent that he is willing to go to in order to play for his side.
“I have to get an X-ray but I played with three broken toes last week so it will be all right,” he told Sky Sports.
“I may have a broken bone or two but we’ll crack on.
“It is what it is. I am a tough, ugly boy.”
Maybe we should add him to our list of best Premier League hard men?