Everyone gets hit by shrapnel once and I still have a scar from one that actually drew blood while hitting me in an area where I was wearing a shirt.
I have seen one Remington moment that could have been dicey. Which of course started the usual discussion.
Otherwise it is not the most dangerous sport, by far. I have seen much worse in motocross.
Independant = one ear on the left side, one ear on the right side, one brain in the middle.