Perhaps by now you have tired of Christine Sinclair's nose.
But this is the women's World Cup, what takes place Thursday in Bochum is a pivotal match for Canada's team, and the shattered schnoz involved belongs to a player her head coach, Carolina Morace, suggested Wednesday may be the very best in the world.
If Lionel Messi was suffering from an ingrown toenail before a game that might send Argentina out of the men's Mondial, you'd hear a fair bit about it.
And probably, as with this confusing story, before the players actually marched out on the pitch, the situation would remain as clear as mud.
So is Sinclair playing against France or isn't she?
Here is the current version: Early Wednesday, a small group of players from the Canadian team who were made available to reporters all told the same story: For their match against France on Thursday, a game which may well determine whether they advance in this World Cup, their captain would almost certainly not be available.
"It doesn't look good," Melissa Tancredi said.
"Our medical staff just doesn't think it would be a good idea," Kaylyn Kyle said.
It's that serious?
"It's that serious," Kyle confirmed.
And Christina (Corky) Julien, who would likely play in Sinclair's place at forward, said she been given the word.
"I've been told to be ready to go in if she's not ready and cleared to play, to just have the mindset that I might get into the game … and do what I've been preparing to do for the past couple of months," she said.
But four hours later, there was the team's unilingual Italian-speaking doctor Pietro Braina – communicating through an interpreter – telling an at least slightly different story. Behind him on the rainy stadium pitch was Sinclair, wearing her Batman mask, participating in the early stages of the final prematch training with her teammates.
(Under FIFA rules, the press is only allowed to watch the first 15 minutes of practice, so who knows what happened after that?)
It was Braina who went to Sinclair's aid when she suffered a broken nose during the 2-1 loss to Germany last Sunday, and told her she couldn't continue, before being convinced otherwise. Since then, she had been fitted with the protective mask and sat out a previous Canadian training session, while team officials talked about the "risk" of her playing.
Braina clarified things – to a degree. The risk of refracturing the nose, which would take Sinclair out of the rest of the tournament for sure, and would probably mandate surgery, comes if she plays without a mask. With a mask, that's apparently not an issue. Instead it boils down to pain and effectiveness: How much of the former Sinclair can tolerate, and how the coaches judge the latter, including the vision restrictions involved.
The doctor said that he gave Sinclair only a 40-per-cent chance of being able to play.
"But a lot can change in 24 hours," he added.
Last came Morace, who sounded considerably more pessimistic.
"There is some pain that you go through and some pain that you don't go through," she said. "The pain of the nose is like pain of the eyes and pain of the ears. Sometimes, it goes directly to your brain."
Losing Sinclair, Morace acknowledged, "the damage would be huge for our team." And though to some degree it will be Sinclair's call to make, it will be the doctor who will have to provide final clearance, and if they see her suffering, they won't let her go.
"It's not just the player. It's not just the doctor," she said. "But the doctor has the responsibility because of course the player wants to play."
So what is set up now is a bit of high drama in the minutes before game time when the teams make their start lists public.
(Back at the 1998 men's World Cup final, that's when the shocking news came that Ronaldo was out for Brazil after suffering an anxiety attack in the dressing room – and then, a few minutes later, was back in, though he certainly didn't look himself as he and his teammates bowed to France.)
Maybe something similarly disheartening could happen for Canada, in a game it really has to win. Or maybe it will have its own, inspirational, Willis Reed moment as Sinclair emerges from the tunnel.
But understand that, on the very off chance there is some subterfuge involved, the opponents aren't spending time fretting over any of this – or at least that's what they say.
"We don't think about whether she plays or doesn't play," France coach Bruno Bini said. "We have our game. We'll play the way we play."