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Rugby player loses testicle after final defeat

updated 12:20 PM EDT 10.08.12

Rugby player loses testicle after final defeat

(CNN) - British rugby league player Paul Wood has lost a testicle after a collision during the English sport's showpiece final at Manchester's Old Trafford stadium on Saturday.

Wood was playing for the Warrington Wolves against Leeds Rhinos in the Super League Grand Final.

The prop sustained the injury one minute into the second half, but managed to play the rest of the match before seeking treatment.

Despite Wood's determined effort, Warrington lost the match 26-18 to 2011 champions Leeds.

"Ruptured my right testicle, got a knee one minute into the second half, had to have it removed," tweeted the 30-year-old father of two.

Showing his sense of humor remained intact, he later tweeted: "Just coming out the hospital to go home... Seriously feel like I've left something?

"Tony Smith (Warrington coach) did say in his pre-match team talk last night 'your balls are on the line here guys!' I didn't think he meant literally."

Rugby League is similar to Rugby Union, although each team has 13 players rather than 15.

In addition to being played in Britain, the sport is also popular is Australia and New Zealand.

by Anonymousreply 1310/09/2012

I guess he didn't keep his eyes on the balls.

by Anonymousreply 110/08/2012

Good news, but could have been better!

by Anonymousreply 210/08/2012

So... was the win worth it?

by Anonymousreply 310/08/2012

Useless without pics...

by Anonymousreply 410/08/2012

I'll kiss it and make it feel better.

by Anonymousreply 510/08/2012

Well, he did say he'd give his right nut to win his final game.

by Anonymousreply 610/08/2012

As my mother used say, it's only funny until someone loses a ball.

by Anonymousreply 710/08/2012

I'm taking my ball and going home!

by Anonymousreply 810/08/2012

The good news is that he got an endorsement with Uni-ball pens.

by Anonymousreply 910/08/2012

I first imaging them combing the field looking for it, like it was a contact lens or an earring.

by Anonymousreply 1010/08/2012

Nice to see he's able to joke about it in his tweets.

by Anonymousreply 1110/08/2012

As 'Any Given Sunday' showed us, it could have been an eye-ball.

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