It was revealed after the British and Irish Lions' Test series with New Zealand that Johny Sexton had gone through the final match with a broken wrist - an injury he sustained during the second match.
The Irish fly-half was on the bench for the first match, which Warren Gatland's side lost, but he got a chance to feature from the start in the second Test, a match that they won in Hamilton.
It finished 24-21, and took the series down to a final game decider.
Sexton had injured his wrist during the second-half at the Westpac Stadium, but had managed to power through the series after patching it up in a show of great determination and bravery.
The 32-year-old played from the start in the deciding game in Auckland following the injury, demonstrating his dedication to the sport, and proving that he can play through the pain barrier.
According to The Irish Independent, Sexton then went on and ruptured a tendon in his ankle before the break during the third Test, but managed to play 'till the 72nd minute before being replaced by Ben Te'o.
Just five minutes after the substitution, Owen Farrell kicked a crucial 77th minute penalty to level the tie at 15-15 at Eden Park.
Sexton's wrist is reportedly in a splint at this moment in time, while his ankle does not need surgery, something that will reassure him ahead of next season.
It was a memorable series for the British and Irish Lions, and although it ended on a flat note, the players can be proud of their performances throughout.
Both camps were left disheartened by the draw, but at the final whistle, they showed their graciousness by celebrating the end of the series together.
As for Sexton, Leinster are confident that the Irishman will return to action in pre-season ahead of the 2017/2018 campaign despite the injuries.
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