Rugby player suffers worst finger injury ever, bone pops out, he wants to play on
James Horwill is some tough mother.
The Australian second row is enjoying a northern hemisphere stint with Harlequins but he was in the absolute wars today.
The former Wallabies captain was attempting to get his team out of a 19-point hole, against Leicester Tigers, when he broke his index finger and broke it quite badly.
The top of his finger was skewed at a horrendous right angle and there was a clear exposure of bone.
Typical of stubborn rugby forwards, Horwill asked the Harlequins physios if they could tape it up so he could play on.
The images of the break are right below so brace yourself.
They say rugby is a tough game.
I give you James Horwill, Captain of Harlequins RFC.#LEIvHAR @btsportrugby @davidflatman @andNickMullins pic.twitter.com/vWfqq8Pv9X
— DrifterNick (@NickVagus) November 20, 2016
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Are you sick or something?
This may smart a bit...@JHorwill @harlequins pic.twitter.com/tfTY0JZV9k
— Neil Thrower (@neilyneilneil) November 20, 2016
The Quins management saw sense and the lock was taken off with 10 minutes on the clock and replaced by hooker Matthew Shields.
To make it worse, Quins lost 25-6.
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