18 stitches later and Brian O'Driscoll was wondering why he'd given into the pressure and gone on a skiing trip.
The former Ireland captain posted to Instagram this morning detailing his holiday misfortune.
Initially, all appeared to be going well as he slowly slalomed his way down the slope.
However, a little fall later and he was heading for an 'embarrassing journey down' the mountain.
That's one nasty gash.
It might be a while before he goes skiing again.
Here's the video.