It hasn't been a great season for Donncha O'Callaghan with his new club. The newly promoted Worcester Warriors have suffered three losses in their opening five games - and things weren't good on Saturday as Saracens thoroughly disposed of them 48-18.
But O'Callaghan and most of his team-mates didn't have as bad a time as Worcester's South African prop Nicholas Schonert. The 24-year-old was the victim of a stray boot at the bottom of a ruck, and posted the damage on twitter afterwards. It's not clear whose boot did the damage, but Schonert seems to be pointing at promising Saracens forward Maro Itoje:
— Nicholas schonert (@NickSchonert) November 28, 2015
You can see all of the blood on his shirt as well. Thankfully, the injury has been patched up nicely. Schonert did acknowledge that the damage was accidental:
All cleaned up!! Was just unlucky but I know it wasn't intentional. Was such a privilege to play at twickenham😊 pic.twitter.com/AfnWkMLbhc
— Nicholas schonert (@NickSchonert) November 29, 2015
I feel a bit queasy.
Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE