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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Midweek Madness - Medics drop prop Bogdan Balan

Midweek Madness - Medics drop prop Bogdan Balan

Montauban prop Bogdan Balan picked up an ankle injury during their impressive 45-31 win over Racing Metro on the weekend. Unfortunately for him though, his journey off the pitch wasn't quite smooth sailing.

Last week the Midweek Madness clip that was featured was about a player being penalised for shouting on the field. Opinions were mixed about whether or not the penalty was necessary, but I think well all agree that in todays clip, the player involved would have been forgiven for making a bit of noise about it.

When youve been badly injured and realise your game is over, you basically just want to get off the park in the trusted hands of the medical team and support staff. If youre stretchered off, youre generally feeling pretty sore to start with.

Montaubans Romanian front rower Balan unfortunately injured his ankle quite badly as a scrum went down midway through the match. The medical support he received looked to be excellent, right up until the point where they dropped him.

As you watch them walking off, you can see something isnt right as theres two tiny girls at the back who clearly dont look comfortable with what has been asked of them.

Eventually he goes down to the turf in a heap as they struggle to hold him up. Its pretty shocking to see, but luckily it didnt seem to cause any further damage so we can have a chuckle about it and hope it never happens again. Someone please buy them a golf cart.

Time: 01:20
Note: Thanks to Lerugbynistere

Posted by Rugbydump at 11:26 pm | View Comments (11)

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Anonymous March 17, 2010 11:29 pm

a golf cart might not be any better after watching the england pack push it of the pitch at murryfield when monye and was injured after the hit on kelly brown.

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JLH March 18, 2010 12:06 am

Totally justified to yell at the guys, maybe not the girl medics though! ;)

"As you watch them walking off, you can see something isnt right as theres two tiny girls at the back who clearly dont look comfortable with what has been asked of them."

RD, nice description :)

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Anonymous March 18, 2010 1:54 am

lets get the smallest woman in the world to help carry a 20 stone prop off the pitch. great idea.

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Stuff-filled Platipu March 18, 2010 2:28 am

Well, i would have dropped him too... but you don' want to make a 120+ kilos georgian mad.

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Roman, from Georgia March 18, 2010 3:05 am

Stuff-filled Platipus,

You know, Romania and Georgia are two different countries...

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bob the builder March 18, 2010 6:44 am

crappy looking strecher to looks like scafold plank with handels

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Anonymous March 18, 2010 8:50 am

As a medic you really should know that you must bend your knees when lifting heavy objects...!

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no9 March 18, 2010 9:03 am

lol thats class its almost as if they found the 2 smallest people to carry the back

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Scotsdale March 18, 2010 11:31 am

Lol that sucks! Really good that the guy there helped carry that piece of material (while the girl continued to carry!) after he was dropped.

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b March 21, 2010 4:32 pm

much appreciated posting my request...

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Anonymous June 06, 2010 12:22 am

someone please buy them a golf cart!!!! lmao ask andy powell hell get you one for free

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