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DTotD: John Terry gives Carles Puyol’s injured wrist a helpful squeeze

Brooks Peck
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Say what you want about John Terry, but he's always trying to help. So when Carles Puyol injured his wrist during the first leg of Barcelona's Champions League semifinal against Chelsea, the Blues' captain put his medical expertise to use and gave his counterpart's hurt wrist a squeeze.

Puyol reacted in confusion and pain, but Terry had already moved on and Chelsea eventually won 1-0. If Terry had done this to Cesc Fabregas, Xavi would have killed him. Instead, Terry just goes into the second leg not only with a lead, but a psychological advantage over Barcelona's captain. Assuming, of course, that such a thing can be attained over someone who looks like a caveman.

This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: A chronicling of unfortunate events.

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