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Rory McIlroy risks another soccer injury to show off some pretty slick juggling skills

September 19, 2017

This is not quite Greg Norman going back to using a chainsaw level of danger, but Rory McIlroy is back to playing soccer. And it turns out he's got some pretty slick juggling skills.

McIlroy put his soccer talents on display as part of Cristiano Ronaldo's CR7 Challenge. Apparently, if you impress the soccer superstar enough, you can win a whole bunch of his fragrance products. We're guessing the four-time major champ isn't just doing this for some cologne, but in any matter, here's his (impressive) entry:

Of course, McIlroy ruptured a ligament in his left ankle, which caused him to miss trying to defend his British Open title in 2015. When he returned to the tournament in 2016, his rental home had a soccer pitch in the backyard, but he managed to avoid another injury -- and it appears he made it through this video unharmed. Phew.

Now we wait in anticipation of those he tagged (Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, Rafael Nadal, Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Luke Donald) giving this challenge a try. Well, maybe not Woods, who is still recovering from a fourth back surgery. C'mon, Rory, don't tempt Tiger like that.