Lions pics of the day: A broken arm isn’t enough to keep Paul O’Connell out of the gym 7 years ago

Lions pics of the day: A broken arm isn’t enough to keep Paul O’Connell out of the gym

You’d think that Paul O’Connell might rest up now that he’s been ruled out of the Lions Tour with a broken arm, but that just wouldn’t be the man’s style.

Such is O’Connell’s influence off the pitch as well as on it that he has been asked to hang around the Lions squad in Australia despite being ruled out for the rest of the tour with a broken arm and his expertise at the lineout in particular will likely be put to good use by his team-mates and the Lions management from here on out.

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O’Connell obviously isn’t content to be just a mentor, however, and he joined the rest of the squad in a gym workout earlier today, where a broken arm didn’t prevent him from doing a few core exercises while the rest of the squad, including Sean O'Brien (see below) were busy pumping iron.

Adam Beard with Paul O'Connell 27/6/2013

Paul O'Connell 27/6/2013

Sean O'Brien 27/6/2013

A broken arm and no chance of playing in the rest of the tour and he’s still setting an example to everyone else around him.

What a man and in Munster parlance, what a ligind.

All pictures via Inpho/Dan Sheridan

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