Wales Star Plays On For 76 Minutes Despite Gruesome Injury
Wales head coach Warren Gatland has revealed that centre Hadleigh Parks played on for 76 minutes in last Saturday’s opening Test win over Argentina despite picking up a gruesome finger injury.
Parks sustained a compound fracture of his finger in the opening stages of Wales’ 23-10 surprise win over Los Pumas in San Juan. A compound fracture is when the bone pierces the skin.
He was sent straight to hospital after the game and will miss the final Argentina Test, with Scarlets revealing today that he will undergo further assessment on the injury upon his return to Wales.
“He did it about four minutes into the game,” revealed Gatland.
“He’s had that cleaned out and he’ll be seeing a surgeon when he goes back to New Zealand. He’ll have a hand specialist to look at that.
“That’s something that will probably keep him out for about six weeks. It’s a shame for him because we thought he was very good against Argentina. He defended well and his communication and chat in the midfield was excellent.”