‘‘Eew! Look at that!’: Sickening details of Maroons star’s horror leg cut emerge
Sickening details of Queensland forward Joe Ofahengaue’s leg cut have been revealed by Maroons’ greats Wally Lewis and Darren Lockyer.
The Broncos’ enforcer played 32 minutes of his Origin debut before cutting his knee on a NSW player’s studs, with the injury ruling him out of Game II.
“We were sitting on the half-way mark watching Joe come from the field and it looked like it was a T-bone steak, slit down the middle. There was a huge cut,” Lewis told Wide World of Sports.
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“It was serious. There was a couple of old-time footballers sitting on the sideline looking over when he came up and as soon as it was moved apart, ‘Eew! Look at that!’
“I’ve never seen that on a football field before.”
Lockyer revealed that Broncos orthopaedic surgeon Dr Peter Myers insisted the 23-year-old should undergo surgery immediately in order to save his season.
“When I saw him coming off, I thought, ‘Has he dislocated his knee cap?’ because you couldn’t see any blood,” Lockyer said on QLDER.
Joe Ofahengaue played 32 minutes of his debut Origin before suffering the gruesome leg cut.Source:AAP
“But then the doctors say when the cut’s so deep, when it goes through the flesh, it nearly hit the tendon, the blood doesn’t come. It’s a bit gory.
“But there was hardly any blood there, so they were really worried about the tendon; because if they had have hit the tendon, the cut, then he was probably [facing] the season gone.
“He went to surgery that night, straight after the game.
“The doctors, I remember seeing Peter Myers in the dressing room, he said [after] he’d sung the team song, ‘We’ve got to get him out of here, he needs to get surgery ASAP’.”
Broncos coach Anthony Seibold confirmed Joe Ofahengaue would be out for a month ruling him out of Origin II in Perth on June 23 and giving him little time to prove his fitness for the series finale in Sydney on July 10.
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Originally published as‘Eew look at that!’: Sickening details of Maroons star’s horror leg cut emerge
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