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David Pocock shows off horrific hand injury following surgery

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David Pocock took to Twitter yesterday to update us all on how his hand surgery went, whether we wanted to see it or not.

The flanker suffered a broken hand two weeks ago whilst playing for the Wallabies against Argentina, and is now set to miss their final two games in the 2016 Rugby Championship.

The 28-year old is one of the best in the world, because of his injury, he will be a huge miss for both club and country whilst he recovers.


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He gets a lot of praise for his over the ball game at the breakdown, as well as being renown as a fierce competitor.

Pocock has had back luck with injuries in the past, with this latest one just yet another setback in his career.

He managed to recover from surgery on his knee two years prior to his broken hand, after having to have it reconstructed not once, but twice. He then fractured an eye socket in June and missed two out of the three encounters with England.

The Aussie man who has played 58 tests for Australia is seen as one of the hardest men in Rugby Union, and this latest post does nothing to suggest that he’ll be losing that title any time soon.

The Brumbies man attached this tweet with the photo: ‘Gutted to be on the sidelines again. Surgery went well and I’ll be working hard to get back as soon as I can.’

You can see the tweet he sent below and the horrific picture of his hand during surgery.

Remarkably, he is actually predicted to be back on the pitch by November.

If you were wondering if Pocock was human, evidence now shows he's definitely part robot, with the metal plate stuck in his hand.

We wish him all the best in his recovery. Although, hopefully he can spare a thought for us all next time he takes to social media.

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