Warrington Wolves: Paul Wood has testicle removed
Warrington Wolves prop Paul Wood has had a testicle removed after rupturing it in Saturday's Grand Final defeat by Leeds Rhinos.
Wood suffered the injury at the start of the second half but played on before going to hospital after the match.
He tweeted: "Ruptured my right testicle, got a knee 1 minute into the second half, had to have it removed."
The 30-year-old added: "Just coming out the hospital to go home... Seriously feel like I've left something?"
Despite his heroics, the Wolves were unable to claim their first title since 1955 as they lost 26-18 to the defending champions.
Wood is not the first sportsman to suffer a painful injury in the line of duty.
Last season Blackburn Rovers defender Scott Dann suffered a similar injury and was ruled out for six weeks.
Also in 2011-12, Gillingham winger Chris Whelpdale split his scrotum in a Boxing Day win over Crawley. The Gills man was able to take to the field just four days later in a defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge.
In 1986 New Zealand number eight Wayne Shelford sustained a torn scrotum during a ruck in a match against France.