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Mack Hansen suffered a particularly nasty and graphic head injury during Connacht's URC quarter-final win over Ulster on Friday evening.
Hansen was his usual industrious self, and while he had to go off briefly after the incident, his head was bandaged up and he was back on the field to help Connacht home.
The winger posted a picture of the injury to his Instagram story with the caption 'Model carer on hold'.
Connacht will now travel South Africa to take on the Stormers in the URC semi-finals next Saturday.
Mack Hansen's Gruesome Head Injury
After the game, a disappointed Ulster head coach Dan McFarland spoke to the press about his side's 'gutting' loss, but also praised the efforts of outgoing Connacht DOR Andy Friend.
“We entered the play-offs in a really good position and were very hopeful but in the full knowledge that tonight was going to be a massive challenge.
“To come out on the wrong side of a really tense affair is gutting. We've got a lot of people downstairs who put in a huge amount of effort and the bottom line is we were second best and I thought Connacht were excellent.
“I want to pay tribute to (director of rugby) Andy Friend and the work that he's done at Connacht, (head coach) Pete Wilkins has done a great job as well and the players played really well tonight.
“They disrupted us at the breakdown and that was the difference in the game really, their defensive breakdown versus our ability to hold onto the ball.
“That's really disappointing but it's play-off rugby, they're often very tense, especially the interpro games and we were on the wrong side of it.”