Something I’ve wondered for years: how is it possible for players of [American] football to reach up and block a kick – often just managing to get their fingers (and sometimes just fingertips), and not the palm of the hand, on the ball – without suffering a broken finger or two? It just seems that the momentum of the ball is so much mightier than what a guy’s outstretched fingers could withstand – especially when those fingers are already outstretched and straight; it seems that that’s a particularly vulnerable posture for them; that there’s not much to prevent a finger from being bent too far back… :eek:
Any [ex-?] football players care to clarify this? Thanks!