PICS: Hurler gets painful 'one in a million' injury as the faceguard from a helmet gets lodged into his arm 9 months ago

PICS: Hurler gets painful 'one in a million' injury as the faceguard from a helmet gets lodged into his arm

Ouch. Never seen this before.

Broken fingers, lacerated ears, stitches in skulls, we're fairly accustomed to seeing some gruesome injuries in hurling but we've never seen anything that's quite like this before.

Paul Crummy from Lucan Sarsfields recently suffered a bizarre injury when the helmet guard from one of his opponents actually pierced through his skin and got lodged into his arm.

JOE reader Eoghan O Conghaile said that the injury occurred during a recent challenge match between Lucan senior hurlers and the Dublin under-19s.

The injury resulted in the medical team staying on the pitch for over half an hour but it appears that Paul isn't going to let this injury setback get in his way. In fact, he said that he has ambitious plans to be back hurling by Friday.

He's definitely a hardy buck but this isn't for the faint of heart.

 Cheers to Eoghan O Conghaile for sending this our way. Got a story for JOE? Fill out our online form here.