NRL player reveals gruesome tongue injury

Publish Date
Monday, 17 August 2020, 7:04AM
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Manly Sea Eagles forward Joel Thompson has suffered a horrific tongue injury during Sunday's loss to the Newcastle Knights.

Following the two-point defeat at McDonald Jones Stadium, teammate Curtis Sironen posted an image of Thompson to his Instagram — the 31-year-old's tongue was split in half, with a healthy amount of blood smeared around his lips.

After the photo was uploaded to Twitter, Thompson replied: "Just save my teeth, that's all I care about."

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission