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.