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Stephen Vogt suffering 'indescribable pain' days after foul tip to the groin

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

This week provided further proof that major league catcher is one of the most dangerous professions in sports, with Stephen Vogt the unfortunate case study. The Oakland A's catcher was back in the clubhouse on Wednesday, three days after taking a foul tip off arguably the worst of all places on Sunday.

It was the eighth inning on Sunday, when Ketel Marte of the Mariners fouled a ball that hit Vogt directly in the cup, a true Athletics supporter in this case.

If you didn't wince after watching the video of Vogt's direct hit, his description of the incident should do the trick. Per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle:

"I’ve taken so many shots to the cup," Vogt said. "This one was 93 (mph) if not harder with the redirection. I’ve never been hit that directly with that much velocity. The pain in indescribable. I’m on pain medication and I’m still not comfortable. This has been miserable the past couple of days."

He said his cup actually was left with an abrasion, the impact was so severe.

I'll repeat that last sentence just in case it didn't sink in.

He said his cup actually was left with an abrasion, the impact was so severe.

Vogt, enjoying a breakout season of sorts, hasn't played since the incident on Sunday, and understandably. He's hitting .271/349/.467 with 18 home runs and 20 doubles, so here's hoping he gets to finish out his year on his terms.