League star loses testicle in Grand Final clash

Yahoo! New Zealand Sport October 8, 2012, 11:20 am

English rugby league star Paul Wood felt more than the pain of defeat after he ruptured a testicle during the weekend's Super League Grand final.

The Warrington prop forward caught a knee to the groin during the second half of his team's 26-18 defeat to Leeds.

The blow ruptured a testicle but rather than come off for treatment the father-of-two played on.

The veteran star, who celebrates his 31st birthday this week, made no mention of the injury during his post-match interviews.

But it was later revealed he underwent surgery to have his testicle removed.

"Ruptured my right testicle, got a knee 1 minute into the second half, had to have it removed." He tweeted earlier in the day before adding "Just coming out the hospital to go home... Seriously feel like I've left something?"

But Wood is not the only league star to play on with such a injury.

In 2004 Australian Chris Flannery played for almost a full match with a torn testicle for the Sydney Roosters.

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  1. skip03:54pm Monday 29th October 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    should visit the elmo doll factory, apparently they give them 2 test tickles before packing

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  2. fried06:05pm Monday 08th October 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    he had half his brain removed....lol

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  3. 05:58pm Monday 08th October 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    guts and glory,no pain no gain...oh yeahhh!!

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  4. Dorothy04:39pm Monday 08th October 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    The eerie thing is sometimes predictions come true. It was only on Thursday night that your man Paul Wood was at his local with mates and half bladdered as usual said "I'd give my right ball to beat those Northern Twats"

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  5. Karen04:36pm Monday 08th October 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    Glad to see he has a sense of humour.

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  6. tokens04:10pm Monday 08th October 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    Breaking News: Pictures at 6.....

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  7. Darren03:30pm Monday 08th October 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    #$%$ lol

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  8. 03:04pm Monday 08th October 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    Nothing would surprise me from this savage excuse for a sport. I bet Phillip enjoyed seeing it...

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  9. Neevr02:54pm Monday 08th October 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    haha lol definitely agree

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  10. Toberone02:51pm Monday 08th October 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    I am so pleased to see that John Key is under the skin of you loons. Even on a nonpolitical page about a sports injury, there he is uppermost in your minds. What a poor sorry hateful lot. Try smiling, frowning people.

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