He might be one of the best rugby players in the world, not to mention one of the best looking, but for now New Zealand’s fly-half, Dan Carter, is out of the Rugby World Cup.
“He had no symptoms on the day,” said the New Zealand team doctor, Deb Robinson. “It just happened totally out of the blue. There is just no reason.”
At a press conference in New Zealand the 29-year-old said that while he might appear to be happy in public, in private he is struggling to come to terms with what happened.
"I knew it was pretty serious just because of the pain,'' he said. “I've kicked thousands of balls since I was a young fella and I've never had this happen. After kicking the ball I just felt it pop, hence going to the ground in agony.”
And it’s not only New Zealand who is upset by this news. It’s safe to say that the good-looking ruby player’s hordes of female fans from across the world are probably just as devastated by him leaving the Rugby World Cup.
While his exit is good news for South Africa, we hope he gets well and continues with his rugby career – after the World Cup that is. If not, he at least has his career as a Jockey underwear model to fall back on.
Sources: espnscrum.com, guardian.co.uk