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Shonie Carter Photographs His Own Leg Surgery

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Who else but Shonie Carter would ask a surgeon if he could stay awake during an operation so he could record it?

Carter asked to shoot video of his leg surgery today, but doctors denied that request. But they did allow him to shoot still pictures, so of course, Shonie did just that. Take a look.

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“I was getting a subcutaneous neural polyp removed,” Shonie said. “I stayed awake for the entire surgery.”

“Mr. International” is definitely Chicago-Tough.

About Matt Lo Cascio

Matt Lo Cascio is a former TV producer who turned to new media in 2005, and he is the co-founder and editor of Chicago's MMA. He is also the play-by-play announcer for the XFO. His work has been published by ESPN.com, DraftKings, The Comeback, FanSided and more.

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