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George Kittle has been playing with torn labrum all season, says ‘no chance’ he gets surgery

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George Kittle is insane.

The latest example comes via the Pardon My Take podcast, where Kittle revealed on Sunday that he’s been playing with a completely torn labrum all season, and that there’s “no chance” he gets surgery in the future.

“So I dislocated my shoulder last year,” Kittle said, “and my labrum is completely torn. So I don’t get surgery on it — [The protective sleeve] basically helps me, so it doesn’t hurt all the time.”

But that’s not all. Kittle also revealed that he throws up before every game, and headbutts a wall as hard as he can.

“As soon as we come back in from warmups, I go puke,” Kittle said. “Every game. It does make me feel better. I always think, ‘Alright, I’m a step faster now.’ That’s my positive mindset. And then as soon as we’re walking out, I put my helmet on and I headbutt a wall almost as hard as I can… I learned that the first hit always hurts the most. So get it out of the way, and then there’s no first hit.”

Kittle is arguably the best tight end in the league, but today’s interview was confirmation that he’s definitely the most unhinged.

Listen to the interview below.


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