Australian utility back James O'Connor injured his sternum playing for the Melbourne Rebels against the Auckland Blues on Saturday and was then quickly faced with the unwelcome sight of an All Black winger charging at him.
O'Connor tweeted after the match
Painful stuff! popped my sternum out on that kick receipt then didn't help when I got back up & had ranger with a 40m run up coming at me..
— James O'Connor (@JamesOConnor832) May 11, 2013
O'Connor's injuries are not thought to be serious enough to prevent him from playing against the Lions next month.