In one of sport’s most bizarre injuries, 23-year-old Haydn Peacock who plays for French team AS Carcassonne suffered a torn penis during a match in February. He posted a dramatic photo of him being pulled down by his privates as he screamed in agony during a February match against St Esteve Catalans Dragons. He didn’t even know at the time that he had suffered a tear until he got to the locker room.
He said: “The pain was all right and then at halftime I was like, I’ve got to have a look, I checked on it and the skin is half ripped off and I was like, ‘Shit, where’s the doctor? Where’s the doctor?’ ”
The doctor sent him to a clinic that night to be treated. Peacock showed his teammates the damage to laughs all around and said he had to “strap it up” for the next game.
“#rugbyleague is definitely not a sport I recommend,” he wrote in an Instagram post featuring the photo. “11 stitches later for the little fella but she’ll be right.” He could play with a protective cup in order to avoid such injuries but he says it impedes his ability to run.