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Carl Crawford Injury: Rays OF Hit In Groin (VIDEO)

07/21/2010 03:10 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tampa Bay Rays star Carl Crawford was hit in the groin during a game against the Baltimore Orioles, causing an extremely painful testicular contusion. The unpleasant injury occurred during the first inning, when Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta tried to pick off the four-time All-Star at first base. The throw hit Crawford right in the groin, and he left the game after writhing on the ground in pain.

"[Arrieta] caught me square," Crawford said after the game, which the Rays lost in extra innings. "He couldn't have hit it in a better spot. It just took the wind right out of me." Scroll down for video of the dreadful mishap.

WATCH: (via Deadspin)

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