Player suffers split scrotum

Published: Dec 29, 2011, 08:22 IST | AFP

Chris Whelpdale, a winger with English fourth-tier side Gillingham, suffered a painful and unusual injury in the 2-1 Boxing Day win at Crawley when a tackle split open his scrotum.

Chris Whelpdale, a winger with English fourth-tier side Gillingham, suffered a painful and unusual injury in the 2-1 Boxing Day win at Crawley when a tackle split open his scrotum.


Whelpdale

"It's an horrific injury," Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler told the BBC. "He's going to be very sore, and I'm sure his wife won't be too happy either."

The 22-year-old Whelpdale, who joined the club from Peterborough in July, has scored four goals in 22 games.

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