If you are a guy, there are few things in this world more painful than taking a shot to nuts. When it happens to you, it hurts. When you see it happen to someone else, it still hurts.
There is no escaping it.
That is why social media had such a strong reaction to Alabama star running back Najee Harris taking one to the jewels during the LSU game on Saturday night. But before we can get to those hilarious reactions, you have to see the hit.
We apologize in advance, fellas.
Check out Najee Harris getting his balls exploded by the LSU defender. Dammit.
— Your Ol' Buddy Mikie (@19Mikie99) December 6, 2020
If there was ever a reason to use the word “cringeworthy” this is that moment. And because we all understand the pain, here were some of the best responses to the incident, including the various ways of saying the phrase “getting hit in the nuts.”
CBS trying real hard to come up with different ways to tell the public that Najee Harris got nutted is quality prime time television
— Jackson Mendenhall (@ActionJack_) December 6, 2020
Najee Harris just took a helmet to the jewels. How's your night going?#BAMAvsLSU
— Salian Franks (@FranksSalian) December 6, 2020
Najee Harris took a hit in a sensitive area Tua for which coined a special name 2 years ago in this stadium.
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) December 6, 2020
Now THAT'S targeting against Najee Harris, where it counts 🤢
— LivingCrimson (@LivingCrimson) December 6, 2020
Brad Nessler on Najee Harris being slow to get up: “A little more than the wind knocked out of you, if you’ve ever had that happen to you."
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) December 6, 2020
— The Sports Cast (@thesportscast1) December 6, 2020
Fortunately for Alabama (and Harris), the senior running back was able to return. But I guess every guy knew he would return. He would feel like dying for a few minutes, and then, magic .. he’s ready to ball again.
That’s how it works. We don’t know how, but it’s a fact.
Najee Harris (got hit in the nuts) — will return
— Dad Hat Wearer (@onemantobeat) December 6, 2020
Not only did the Crimson Tide standout return, he was also immediately willing to put the “boys” in harm’s way with a hurdle.
A lot of respect to Najee Harris for hurdling someone so soon after taking a helmet to the nuts. That’s bold
— Spaghetti Junction Boys (@SJBAtlanta) December 6, 2020
Much respect for him, but that’s quite the risk.
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