Warrington Wolves prop forward Paul Wood lost more than a rugby match when his team went down 26-18 to Leeds in the Super League Grand Final.
Long-serving Wood caught a knee in the groin early in the second half of the match at Old Trafford and had to have a testicle removed after it ruptured.
Tony smith did say in his pre match team talk last night 'you're balls are on the line here guys!'I didn't think he meant literally #wolves— Paul Wood (@PaulWood_Wolves) October 7, 2012
The father-of-two, who played on with the injury and made no mention of it during post-match interviews, is out of hospital after undergoing surgery. He joked on Twitter:
Just coming out the hospital to go home... Seriously feel like I've left something???— Paul Wood (@PaulWood_Wolves) October 7, 2012