Rugby League star dislocates kneecap and slaps it back into place to continue playing
Good God Almighty.
Joe Westerman is from another, altogether crazier, planet.
"Oh... no. No, no, no, no, no, no, no!"
That was the commentator's reaction, over on Sky Sports, as Hull FC took on Hull KR in a full-blooded rugby league derby match.
Late in the game, Joe Westerman took the ball into contact against two Hull KR players and landed awkwardly.
TV cameras caught the grizzly moment Westerman dislocated his right knee-cap.
Game over, or so you might think. 'Big Joe' is made of some hard minerals, though, and proceeded to bash his knee-cap back into place before getting up to play on and help out with the next scrum.
Hardy stuff, but truly a don't try this at home moment:
— Joe Burgess (@JoeBurgess1) June 27, 2019
Yes, that actually happened.
Following the game, Hull KR player Thomas Minns, who was on the pitch when the incident occurred, claimed Westerman was harder than 'Iron' Mike Tyson.
Listen you might be Mike Tyson hard but you will never be Joe Westerman hard oh my God 🤣🤮
— Thomas Minns (@Minnsie1) June 27, 2019
This, apparently, is not the first time Westerman has performed his own version of corrective surgery during a game. Lee Radford, his coach, said:
"He does that every fortnight.
"It has genuinely come out on numerous occasions - he needs some ligaments in there somewhere."
He bloody well does. Get this man some knee ligaments.
The full incident is in the match highlights (below) from around 1:30. Listen out for the player on the pitch that screams 'Shiiiit' as Westerman is whacking his wonky knee.