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Warning: This is not for the faint of heart.

Joe Westerman, a rugby league player for Hull F.C. in the Betfred Super League suffered a gruesome injury during his side's Thursday night defeat to Hull Kingston Rovers.

Around the 76th minute of the contest, Westerman was involved in a collision which caused his right knee cap to dislocate.

However, this didn't end his match and rather than being stretchered off he literally slapped it back into place and carried on playing.

You can watch the video in the tweet below, if you can stomach it.

Speaking to his club's website afterwards, Westerman admitted that his knee is fine and expects to play in Hull's next game.

It's sweet, to be honest. I expect to be training next week and I can't see myself missing our next game against St Helens next Friday.

I just twisted in the tackle and Mose Masoe came in with the chop and my knee just popped out. There was no malice in the tackle or anything like that.

I looked at my leg and saw my knee cap on the side and I felt like I had to just smack it back in.

It wasn't really an excruciating pain. It freaked me out more than anything because it looked so weird.

His coach Lee Radford added that this is something that happens to the player frequently.

It has genuinely come out on numerous occasions. He needs some ligaments in there somewhere.

It's a gladiator sport and we had no interchanges left so he stayed out there.

Now we're not physiotherapists but we pretty sure that whacking your knee back into place is not such a good idea but either way people are equal parts grossed out and impressed by this moment.

Westerman has since thanked fans for their messages and revealed that the problem occurred 10 years ago.

HT Sport Bible

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