An Australian rugby league player has spoken of the horrific injuries he suffered during an eye-watering tackle.
Haydn Peacock was playing for AS Carcassonne in France last month when his penis was almost completely ripped from his body.
Peacock, 23, was toppled during the match with St Esteve Catalans Dragons – with a photograph capturing the agonizing moment contact was made – but carried on playing until half time, oblivious to how badly hurt he was.
Speaking to French Footy, Peacock said: “He made a tackle by reaching out and grabbing my dick. Have you seen the photo? It’s a classic.
“I took the ball off the scrum and made a half break, and their centre has come across from the inside and reached out in a last ditch effort and has got hold of my dick with one hand and pulled me down.
“There’s a photo of me screaming in pain, and I finished out the half. The pain was alright and then at half-time I was like, I’ve got to have a look. I checked on it and the skin is half ripped off I was like, ‘Shit, where’s the doctor? Where’s the doctor?’”
Peacock received 11 stitches to the wound, but happily has put the incident behind him, revealing: “It’s all sweet. No dramas.”
Posting on Facebook, he wrote: “Can’t believe how much this story has blown up. Glad my misfortune has provided a few people with a good laugh and no the irony that my last name is peacock is not lost on me."