hockey players in hospital beds: terry sawchuk

No excuses: Terry Sawchuk recovers from right elbow surgery at Detroit’s Osteopathic Hospital in April of 1952. “Sawchuk disclosed he had been in constant pain for about a month,” reported The Associated Press. “‘But I didn’t want to say anything about it. I didn’t want people to think I was alibiing in case I didn’t play well in the playoffs.” (Image: Ray Glonka)