Former Ireland rugby captain Paul O’Connell has sensationally decided to have his damaged hamstring removed and continue playing Rugby.
The rugby legend has spoken to doctors and has decided to continue playing with just one operational hamstring.
“I thought long and hard about it and I’ve decided to carry on. It’s only a bloody hamstring anyway, I’ve plenty of other strong muscles that can pick up the slack.”
O’Connell is due to undergo an experimental procedure that will completely remove his injured hamstring which should see him fit to play again in the coming months.
“Paul was adamant that he wasn’t going to go out like this and when I mentioned this experimental procedure to him he nearly pulled his hamstring out there and then, that’s how determined he is to play and succeed for the sake of his sport.” said Prof. Ashid, O’Connell’s surgeon.
O’Connell retired from international rugby after the World Cup last year because of the injury but depending on the success of the surgery it could see the Irish legend return to the international setup.
“If me sacrificing a hamstring is what it takes to bring me back to Ireland then so be it. I’d gladly sacrifice my life for that honour. I’m sick of bloody hamstrings anyway and I’ll probably get the other one removed when I do eventually retire.”
O’Connell will be the first professional sports person in history to have one of their hamstrings completely removed and continue playing. When asked if he was nervous about the operation O’Connell replied:
“Nervous? You’re just bloody lucky I’ve agreed to wait until the summer to return, otherwise the body count at the 6 Nations would be much higher.”
(Unfortunately this article is entirely fictional and Paul O’Connell will not be playing any further part in the Rugby World Cup. He is a true legend and will be sorely missed. Get well soon and thanks for the memories.)