PIC: Club hurler suffers brutal hand injury while trying to catch a puck out (graphic content)
You may remember the story that we brought you earlier about Conor Ryan, a very hardy young man who saw his hand become impaled on an opposing helmet over the weekend, but a new injury pic was sent just into us by JOE reader Stephen Ryan and he has managed to up that one in the gruesome stakes.
Stephen plays for O'Dwyers GAA club in Balbriggan, North Dublin and he suffered this nasty injury while playing against St Sylvesters, Malahide in July. Stephen was playing centre half forward and midway through the first half he tried to catch a low puck out and suffered a gruesome injury to his finger.
Luckily he was marking a doctor and the ref was a paramedic so he was looked after which is very fortunate because Stephen tells us that he came very close to losing the top of his finger due to the damage done.
The Dubliner is happy to say that the operation was a complete success and he's all good now following 3 months on the sidelines.
Note, this is very graphic.