Rugby player loses lips in horrific injury

The Australian rugby player had a chuck of his upper lips cut after a clash on Friday night game

 

Australian rugby league footballer Luke Dorn suffered a horrific facial injury in action during a game on Friday.

The Castleford fullback suffered the in the 55th minute of Friday night's 30-16 win against Salford.

Luke Dorn lost a part of his upper lips from the injury not could have been more harmed if not for a mouth guard that ensured that his teeth were intact after the clash.

According the player, he is expected to be out just for one week.

"Hopefully I'll miss one game. The docs said it was one of the most complex jobs they had seen," he told the UK Sun.

He also went on Twitter to play down the severity of the injury to well-wishing fans, describing the injury as "nothing some lip balm won't fix."

His coach however was more pessimistic.

"Luke doesn't look good from what the medical guys tell me,"  coach Daryl Powell said.

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