It takes a big man to sacrifice a testicle for the sport he loves. It takes an even bigger man to not only finish the game with a ruptured nut, but to laugh it all off as if it’s no big deal.
Paul Wood, playing for the Warrington Wolves, was injured in a collision during the Super League Grand Final against Leeds Rhinos on Saturday at Manchester's Old Trafford.
"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.
"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."
Just a friendly reminder to never fuck with rugby players. Ever.