We don't mean to imply that maybe four-year-olds shouldn't be on the field during college football scrimmages ... but yipes.

The boy's father described a sickening thud, and instantly feared brain damage. Fortunately, four-year-olds are indestructible, and he only needed 30 stitches. The team signed a football for him — gee, thanks! — and the kid seems OK about it: "It was kind of scary 'cause I got bonked by the football," the boy said, hugging his own football. "It kind of hurted."

Boy Needs 30 Stitches After Being Struck On Sideline [ESPN]