Today’s Badass: Rugby Player Loses Testicle, Stays In Game


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English rugby player Paul Wood is now operating with one less nut after rupturing a testicle in a match this past weekend that doctors removed later during an emergency surgery. The exact time of the testicle’s death was roughly two minutes into the second half when Wood took a knee to the groin, yet he played the entirety of the contest despite the damage. Wood’s Warrington Wolves lost the match (and he his testicle) but Wood took it all like a champ, writing on Twitter, ”Tony Smith (coach) did say in his pre-match team talk last night ‘your balls are on the line here guys!’ I didn’t think he meant literally.” Post surgery, Wood quipped, ”Just coming out the hospital to go home… Seriously feel like I’ve left something?” And then our favorite, he threw his wife under the bus for not nurturing him back to good health. Wood wrote, “@Shelley_Wood won’t rub them better either.”

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Brett Smiley (@brettsmiley) thinks Shelley Wood should rub them better.