TV arm wres­tle goes hor­ri­bly wrong in Australia

The China Post - - SPORTS -

A live Aus­tralian tele­vi­sion char­ity arm wrestling com­pe­ti­tion went hor­ri­bly wrong when a for­mer rugby league player screamed in agony af­ter hav­ing his arm bro­ken.

For­mer State of Ori­gin for­ward Ben Ross snapped his right arm in the wres­tle with for­mer Test winger Wen­dell Sailor on the Nine Net­work’s Footy Show in Syd­ney late Thurs­day.

Ross, 35, who once broke his neck in a Na­tional Rugby League club game, said it is the most painful in­jury he has had.

The mus­cle men went face-to-face in the con­test to raise money for a char­ity.

Graphic footage of the in­ci­dent, which shows Ross scream­ing in agony be­fore host and for­mer Test player Paul Vautin hur­riedly cuts to an ad break, has gone vi­ral on so­cial me­dia.

“Go to a break. We need an am­bu­lance,” yelled Vautin.

Ross said from his Syd­ney hos­pi­tal bed Fri­day that he heard a snap and no­ticed his arm at a dif­fer­ent level.

“When I looked at Wen­dell’s face I knew some­thing was wrong,” Ross told the Nine Net­work.

“This is prob­a­bly the most painful thing I’ve ever had,” he said.

Sailor has apol­o­gized pro­fusely for the mishap.

“Even if you didn’t like some­one you never want to do that to some­one ... just watch­ing his face, hear­ing that noise go snap ... it was just ter­ri­ble,” Sailor said.

Ross has nonethe­less been in good spir­its, tweet­ing from his hos­pi­tal bed.

“Wasn’t any­one’s fault mate. @NRLFootyShow were amaz­ing with their help and care last night,” he tweeted.

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