07/12/2014 05:35 EDT | Updated 07/12/2014 05:59 EDT

Dirk Kuyt Gets Head Stapled After Injury, Keeps On Playing

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BRASILIA, DF - JULY 12: Dirk Kuyt of the Netherlands receives treatment after a clash as Maxwell of Brazil stands over during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Third Place Playoff match between Brazil and the Netherlands at Estadio Nacional on July 12, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Soccer players usually get plenty of criticism for some less-than-convincing and dramatic dives, but every match or seven fans are treated to a true display of human strength (and/or suffering).

There's Argentina's Javier Mascherano, who says he tore his anus while stopping an attempt by Dutch player Arjen Robben. He kept playing. Or his teammate Ezequiel Garay, who basically got kicked in the head. He kept on keeping on.

Then there's the Netherlands' Dirk Kuyt, who in Sunday's sad-but-necessary match for third place with Brazil suffered a nasty cut to the head, according to The Bleacher Report.

The appropriate remedy for his injury? Staples, apparently.

Like a champ, Kuyt kept on playing. You know, after he got his head stapled.

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