When Chuck Norris grows up, he wants to be Clint Session

Doug Farrar

Chuck Norris Facts? They're out of date. When you watch the NFL, you don't need mythically tough superheroes, because certain players will pop up and do things that defy description when it comes to the ability to handle pain in a violent game. Among other examples, we may think of Jack Youngblood playing on a broken leg in Super Bowl XIV, or Emmitt Smith running wild with a shoulder out of whack, or Lawrence Taylor blowing up the Saints' backfield with one functional arm.

The most recent example comes to us courtesy of Indianapolis Colts linebacker Clint Session(notes), who suffered a dislocated right elbow and fractured right forearm in the second quarter of the Colts' 30-17 victory over the Houston Texans last Monday night. Session was trying to tackle Houston receiver Andre Johnson(notes) when the injury happened. He came off the field only to return on Houston's next offensive series, and finished the game with eight tackles and a quarterback sack.

"The kid's a warrior, plain and simple,'' Harold Lewis (Session's agent) told Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. "I've never seen anyone play through pain like that." Session missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but don't count him out for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

After all, some people may wear Superman pajamas, and Superman may wear Chuck Norris pajamas, but we're guessing that Chuck Norris is wearing a Clint Session replica jersey right now, just so he can feel tougher than he already is.