According to the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, Ravens safety Bernard Pollard played most of the season, including the Super Bowl, with six broken ribs.
Pollard first got hurt against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second game, aggravating the injury against the Washington Redskins and missing the final three games of the regular season.
Pollard hadn't previously disclosed the extent of his injury, but acknowledged what he had played through since the season is over and opponents won't be targeting his ailment.
Pollard is something of a persona non grata in New England as he's got a bit of a habit of taking out Patriots. He's been responsible for key injuries to Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and most recently Stevan Ridley. This newest report only adds to the terrifying I-do-not-give-a-fuck reputation Pollard has crafted for himself.