“My elbow came out of its socket, and my arm was broken in two places; I tore my rotator cuff in my shoulder – a common rugby injury which has ended careers – and I had a full rupture of my ACL [anterior cruciate ligament] in the knee.
“I was told [by physios] that just one of these injuries would have been one of the most serious seen on the show.
“But to have three was unprecedented. My injuries have had a huge impact on my life and on the family.
“For much of the year I haven’t been able to drive, dress, wash my hair or have a bath unaided.