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Stransky posts post-op picture - and it's almost NSFW!

Cape Town - Former Springbok flyhalf Joel Stransky has posted a post-operation picture on his Twitter page - and it looks painful!

Stransky suffered a horror crash in the opening Prologue of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic at Meerendal Wine Estate.

Stransky's race lasted only a few kilometres before he fell during Sunday's 26km opener to the 8-day race.

Stransky, 49, riding in his eighth Cape Epic, was left bloodied and bruised after a nasty fall in which he broke a rib and punctured a lung.

Stransky, who was partnered by former Sharks centre Jeremy Thomson in the Grand Masters category, was rushed to hospital.

On Monday, Stransky took to Twitter to thank his well wishes for their support and confirm that the surgery went well.

On Tuesday, Stransky updated his social media account with a post-surgery picture of his badly cut face.

Stransky was big enough to admit the picture was "not pretty", but confirmed he was "on the mend".

Earlier on Tuesday Stransky posted a picture of good friend and former top SA cyclist Andrew McLean who was forced to abandon his Cape Epic aspirations after breaking his collarbone in a pre-race fall.

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