Sexton started final Lions Test with broken wrist

2017-07-20 13:19
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London - Leinster and Ireland pivot Johnny Sexton played the final Test for the British and Irish Lions against the All Blacks with a broken wrist and sustained another injury in that match.

According to an Irish Independent report, the 31-year-old played through the pain barrier in that match after starting the series decider with a broken wrist - sustained in the Lions' win in the second Test in Wellington - and also ruptured an ankle tendon during the first half of the third Test in Auckland. 

Despite his wrist injury, Sexton strapped his arm after the Lions' win over the All Blacks in Wellington and played a starring role as the Lions claimed a series levelling 15-15 draw in the third Test before being replaced with seven minutes left in that match. 

Afterwards, he underwent scans which revealed a broken bone in his arm. 

Sexton's wrist is currently in a splint while his ankle injury does not require surgery.

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