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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Lewis Moody out for a month following eye injury

On a day when tragic news broke about Gavin Quinnell losing sight in his left eye, it's good to hear that Bath’s Lewis Moody will be back in action within just four weeks after injuring his eye-socket in a collision with Charlie Sharples of Gloucester.

Some of you wanted to see what happened to Moody as these days when we hear eye-injury we automatically think the worst and presume there was an eyegouge of sorts.

In the case of Welshman Quinnell, who at the age of 26 is now blind in one eye, there has been foul play at hand but a source says it was actually a stamp, and not a finger that did the damage. That is yet to be confirmed though and is under investigation by both the Welsh Rugby Union and the police after an official citing complaint was made.

What we do know is that it’s a sad day for rugby and the great Quinnell family who have served their country so well. To them, we wish all the best and hope that Gavin is able to restore some kind of normality to his life in the very near future.

Moody on the other hand didn’t receive an eye-gouge or a stamp, in fact what looks to have happened is that during the collision with Sharples, his own hand or thumb impacted with his eye causing a lot of distress at the time. A scan revealed that it isn’t as severe as it could have been.

"Much better news than first thought. Back in action soon. Phew!" he tweeted.

He will miss this weekend’s Heineken Cup opener and will be in a race to get fit for England’s game against the All Blacks in a month’s time.

You can view highlights of the Bath vs Gloucester game, as well as all the others, via the Aviva Premiership e-player on the sidebar. We’ve also got match tickets to give away in the very near future, so keep a look out for that.

Time: 01:05



  • first!! Portugal ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 07, 2010 6:53 pm  

  • second! portuguese too hehe

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 07, 2010 6:54 pm  

  • Anon, quit talking to yourself...
    As much I hate to see the injury videos, it's important to see how things can go wrong when nothing is really done horribly. Be careful out there.

    By Anonymous James, at October 07, 2010 6:58 pm  

  • Punched himself in the eye off the other guy's thigh! Unlucky, but great commitment as always from Lewis

    By Anonymous Samuel, at October 07, 2010 7:10 pm  

  • Good old Moody, he's the English Schalk Burger.

    By Anonymous Phil, at October 07, 2010 8:31 pm  

  • That is some nasty sh*t about quinnell, a stamp?!?!?

    hope whoever did it (if they did it intentionally) (or stamped intentionally not meaning to get the eye) gets hammered hard!!!

    Good to see moody will be ok....

    its not nice when it happens to any player, regardless of who they are!

    By Anonymous Resident Troll, at October 07, 2010 9:33 pm  

  • Moody - fully comitted as usual.
    Re: Gavin Quinell, by all accounts so far it's looking pretty sinister
    and if it was indeed intentional, then the perp can kiss his arse goodbye to the rugby field.
    Then all he has to do is avoid running into Scott for the rest of his life.
    Very sad news whatever the findings.

    By Anonymous Old7, at October 07, 2010 11:08 pm  

  • English Schalk Burger.... hahaha, silly comment. They both have blonde hair but the comparisons end there.
    Burger's head would have broken the other player - a la Ali Williams' face

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 08, 2010 12:06 am  

  • um wasn't it Chabal who broke Ali Williams face? think your a bit confused sunshine.

    By Anonymous EnglandGlory4Eva, at October 08, 2010 1:28 am  

  • Lewis Moody is my hero

    By Anonymous A, at October 08, 2010 2:05 am  

  • was that a broken eye socket?

    By Anonymous Nicko, at October 08, 2010 2:24 am  

  • there was a burger-ali head clash as well where burger just carried on playing and ali had to go off haha . look it up

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 08, 2010 5:25 am  

  • Scary that a player loses his sight permanently. If it was intentional may the guilty party be banned and even face legal action.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 08, 2010 5:49 am  

  • Stamps and eye gouges should carry bans for life.

    By Anonymous Tropics, at October 08, 2010 6:09 am  

  • A huge loss for Bath - he is such an influencial player!
    As alway 100% committed and you would expect nothing less even after knocking himself out so many times in similar scenario's.


    By Anonymous Bradders, at October 08, 2010 10:10 am  

  • Good effort, glad to hear he's going to be fine. Get back soon Mad Dog.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 08, 2010 11:56 am  

  • Ouch...glad to see a committed as ever Moody. Shows the sort of backbone a few younger generation players could pick up on. Although he has had his injuries, committing to a tackle or the contact (fairly of course) often limits the injuries you pick up as opposed to going in softer...

    Regarding Gavin Quinnell sounds like an absolute shocker. Really sad to hear of his injury and wonder which dirtbag stamped...have we any footage of the event RD?

    Anyhow I hope that if it was malicious foul, the culprit is banned. Many of you will say it would be soft but I think gouging and stamping to the head are life-time ban material. What ever happened to going toe to toe with whoever has p*ssed you off and just throwing a punch or two?

    By Anonymous NiWiTa, at October 08, 2010 2:13 pm  

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