Anyone who has followed Mat Hoffman’s career knows that he has gone through more than his share of injuries. Taj Mihelich decided to make a cartoon of one of Mat’s more riskier surgeries and it sounds pretty gnarly. I can’t believe Mat had to help hold the drill for the doctor as he was drilling into Mat’s knee bones… all without out any sort of pain killers or anesthetics. You already know Taj killed it with this one, one of BMX culture’s greatest contributors at his best.

“In 1999 Mat Hoffman endured an experimental synthetic ACL replacement surgery with no anesthesia. He stayed awake while doctors drilled through six inches of bone. Story told by Mat Hoffman and illustrated by Taj Mihelich.”