It’s often been said rugby league players are the toughest athletes in the world and last night Joe Westerman proved it.
With just three minutes to go in the Hull derby, the FC forward came out of a tackle with a dislocated knee.
It wasn’t one for the squeamish and as his knee, visibly out of place, dangled in the air Westerman proceeded to slap it back into place.
Then, once he had managed to successfully knock it back in, he picked himself up, hobbled about a bit and then played on for the remainder of the game.
Unsurprisingly the incident caused quite a reaction on social media with Hull coach Lee Radford claiming after the game that Westerman “does that every fortnight.”
Not for the squeamish! ?
Hull FC forward Joe Westerman dislocated his knee cap, slapped it back in to place and continued to play against Hull KR pic.twitter.com/QLMia2PYDF
— Sky Sports RL (@SkySportsRL) June 28, 2019
Recap! In the 77th minute, Joe Westerman dislocated his kneecap in a tackle
What he does next, wow ?
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) June 27, 2019
Joe Westerman has just dislocated his knee, tried to whack it back into place, and JOGGED IT OFF, he's CARRIED ON PLAYING. What have I just seen?!?
— Matthew Shaw (@M_Shaw1) June 27, 2019
"He does that every fortnight."
Hull FC coach Lee Radford on Joe Westerman replacing his own dislocated kneecap on the field before playing on in tonight's derbyhttps://t.co/Sg7zmaZTzB
— Gareth Walker (@garethwalker) June 27, 2019
Joe Westerman has just dislocated his knee, whacked it back in and played on in the Hull derby…
Honestly, rugby league players are freaks ? ? pic.twitter.com/9FwRtc6q8S
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) June 27, 2019
— Joe Burgess (@JoeBurgess1) June 27, 2019
Joe Westerman in the Hull derby:
– Dislocates his knee
– Whacks his kneecap back into place
– Gets back into the scrum and plays on
— bet365 (@bet365) June 27, 2019
Listen you might be Mike Tyson hard but you will never be Joe Westerman hard oh my God ??
— Thomas Minns (@Minnsie1) June 27, 2019