Paul O’Connell Reveals The Extent Of His Hamstring Injury
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It’s been just three weeks since Paul O’Connell played his last game in an Ireland jersey after horrifically tearing his hamstring against France.
The injury ruled him out of the remainder of the Rugby World Cup and left his future with Toulon up in the air.
O’Connell has revealed that the injury, when his hamstring was reported to have torn off the bone, was the most painful injury he ever experienced in his lengthy career.
We didn’t know when to expect the former Munster man’s Toulon debut after O’Connell signed a two-year contract with the reigning European Champions Cup holders in the summer.
Speaking on Monday morning, O’Connell admitted he may end up missing the entire first year of that deal, with him potentially being sidelined for eight months.
Get well soon Paulie!
Paul O’Connell says he could be out for 8 months which would rule him out of first season in Toulon. Best case scenario is 4 months.
— Neil O’Riordan (@noriordan) November 2, 2015