Haydn Peacock suffered one of the worst injuries in the history of rugby when his penis was almost torn from his body during a rugby league game last month.
The AS Carcassonne second row required 11 stitches when an opposition player from St Esteve Catalans Dragons (UTC) grabbed him in by the nether regions and proceeded to yank him to the ground.
“When we played UTC the other week their centre pretty much ripped my dick off,” Peacock said during an interview with French Footy.
“He made a tackle by reaching out and grabbing my dick. Have you seen the photo? It’s a classic. They put it on the front page of the paper.
“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 a 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 and I was like, ‘Shit, where’s the doctor? Where’s the doctor?’
“They had to go and get the UTC doctor and he came in and checked it out and he was like, ‘Oh man, you’re going to have to go and get stitches,’ so I had to go to the clinic that night and they had to put 11 stitches around it to put the skin back together.
“I showed all the boys and they were pissing themselves laughing. In all of my career I’ve never heard of anyone having anything like that happen – 11 stitches in the dick. It was the game before we played Lezignan in the Cup.
“I remember I had to strap it all up for the next game. I just had to go around it. The coach wanted me to go out and buy a cup but I’m not going to play with a cup, I’m not going to be able to run. I just had to heavily strap it. It’s all good (now). I got the stitches out and it’s all sweet. No dramas.”
All images via @HaydnPeacock11