Kieran Tierney ignored a smashed mouth to jump off a hospital trolley and make it back to Hampden to lift the Scottish Cup a couple of years ago.
So it’s unlikely surgery on a dislocated shoulder will keep the Arsenal new boy down for long.
That’s his former Celtic team-mate Ryan Christie’s take on the wretched luck Tierney has suffered since his £25m summer move to the Emirates.
Having come through the other side of similar injury problems while trying to impress a new boss – as Tierney was trying to do with the now-sacked Unai Emery – he’s got no doubt the left-back will soon be proving he’s worth every penny of his Scottish record fee.
Christie suffered a long- term hamstring problem shortly after Neil Lennon rejoined Celtic in February but then suffered a horror facial injury in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen that saw him miss the rest of the season.
That makes the midfielder, whose 18th goal of the season at Tynecastle on Wednesday underlined his Player of the Year credentials, the ideal player to assess his mate Tierney.
He said: "He’s a hard nut – harder than me anyway! I’d still have been in the hospital bed.
“I sympathise with him on the injury problems. He went down to Arsenal, got himself back fit and was looking good after playing a few games. Then he goes and does his shoulder.
“It’s a nightmare for him but he’s one of strongest characters mentally I’ve ever met.
“I was watching the Arsenal-West Ham game when it happened. I sent him a text straight away to see if he was all right.
“He got back to me saying it was quite bad and that he might need surgery. I’m gutted for him. He’s had shoulder problems in the past – and now it’s the other side.
“I have no doubt he’ll bounce back but it’s tough, especially in that situation where you’ve just moved to a new club and you’re trying to impose yourself and show what you can do.
“Whoever the manager is when KT comes back, he’ll show him what he can do. It comes from his mentality and fighting spirit. He had that when he was coming through here at Celtic as a young boy.
“He has shown that spirit throughout his career and I’m sure he’ll be desperate to get back as soon as possible.
“It would be great to have him available for Scotland. The quality of player he is, you want him available for those huge games in March.”