Wakefield Wildcats: Full-back Mathers reveals emergency surgery on ruptured testicle

Richie Mathers
Richie Mathers

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats player Richard Mathers has revealed on Twitter that he has undergone emergency surgery on a ruptured testicle suffered in Sunday’s match at Wigan Warriors.

The 29-year-old suffered the injury, a “massive blood clot and rupture” in one testicle, with his first carry of the game at the DW Stadium and has spent the last 24 hours in St James’s University Hospital in Leeds having successful surgery.

The full-back left the field injured at half-time during the clash at Wigan but with a foot injury, of which he is still awaiting the scan results, and only realised the severity of his problems after he came off the field.

The surgery on his testicle has been a success but brings back memories of Paul Wood’s injury while playing for Warrington Wolves in the Super League Grand Final against Leeds Rhinos last October. Wood had to have his testicle removed after playing through the pain barrier at Wembley.

See Friday’s Express for a full injury update on the Wildcats full-back.