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Chargers guard DJ Fluker got a bug bite on his eye and carried on playing

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The NFL may well have some detractors so far in the 2016 season, but you cannot say that the league hasn't been equal parts odd and exciting.

There was another odd moment yesterday, as San Diego Chargers offensive lineman D.J. Fluker suffered what has to go down as one of the oddest sporting injuries that we have seen all year and maybe all century.

That is after Fluker revealed that he was bitten on the eye by a bug yesterday. Yes, on the eye! What's even crazier is that he carried on playing. 


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Apparently, Fluker couldn't see out of his right eye for the entire second half of the game. This is how the big man looked after the encounter.

Not only did Fluker somehow manage to keep on playing while being partially blind, the former Alabama star didn't even miss a single play in Sunday’s victory over the Tennessee Titans.

He also played an excellent role in helping Chargers running back Melvin Gordon rush for 196 yards on the day, against a normally stoic Titans defensive line.

So, it seems that to go along with potential head trauma and 300-pound guys crashing into you, eye-eating bugs are also a hazard that NFL players now face. 

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