Been doing sub-wrestling and BJJ for about 4 months now and have had sore + bruised ears a few times. This past Saturday was bad enough to get me to a doctor. I showered at the school after class and was driving home - felt a drop of water in my ear. I tilt my head and touch my finger to my ear and found a 'mound' of ear where there usually isn't any. Overall, the experience was a little less pleasant than I imagined. The pressure bandage is uncomfortable. Also, my wife just tore her MCL playing rugby and is using crutches. We went for dinner and a show Sunday evening looking like we just walked away from a car wreck Anyway, maybe about time I invested in some headgear.