Pic: Rugby Player Requires 30 Stitches After Having His Ear Bitten In Gruesome Injury
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This is not on.
A Welsh Rugby player was forced to get 30 stitches are allegedly having his ear bitten in a pre-season friendly. Harry Dowell-Bennett, who plays for Glamorgan Wanderers, spent seven hours in A&E following the horrific incident.
Dowell-Bennett was apparently bitten at a ruck late in the first-half in a game against Dowlais, in an incident which saw him and and a Dowlais player see red.
Speaking to WalesOnline about his ear, he said:
“It’s a bit sore but it’ll be alright – I should be back in three weeks hopefully.
“It’s a shame as this was a bit of a comeback match for me really, as I suffered from PTSD after snapping my Fibia playing for Filton a few years ago, and I was playing well.
“There was a bit of a scuffle at a ruck. I couldn’t move – I managed to get on my front and cover my face with my hands. The boys on the sideline saw more than me and they were kicking off, saying it was a bite.
“They were asking me afterwards whether I felt anything and I did feel some pressure on my ear but I was busy just trying to protect myself.
“The doctor said it was ripped from behind and there was bruising behind the ear so it couldn’t have been a stamp or punch – it must have been a bite.”
“I just want it sorted – it shouldn’t be happening in the game.”
A WRU spokeswoman said:
“Two red cards were issued following an incident during the above match. Therefore we will be contacting both clubs to provide evidence ahead of a hearing of the WRU disciplinary panel.”
The match eventually saw Wanderers run out 31-14 winners.