“Dr. Stephen Durant, 59, laughs about it now, but for most people, having your eye accidentally gouged in a rugby game is not funny.
“I’m literally in the blood and the mud, praying, ‘Dear Jesus, I’m in trouble,’ ” said Durant, recalling the incident last October that ended his rugby career.
Once he was rushed to the emergency room, a resident took a peek at the bloody mess where his left eye was and fainted right on top of him.
“In my best Irish accent, on the worst day of my life, I looked over at Brian [his son and teammate], and said, ‘That inspires a lot of effin confidence, doesn’t it?’ ” said Durant.
Durant, a Massachusetts General Hospital clinical psychologist and co-director of the Paces Institute at MGH for sports psychology, loves rugby almost as much as life itself…”
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