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MMA Fighter Has Testicle Removed After It Ruptured During A Training Session

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MMA Fighter Has Testicle Removed After It Ruptured During A Training Session

Christian Lohsen has had one of his testicles removed after rupturing it during a training session.

The MMA fighter reportedly took a knee to the nuts and was taken to hospital where he ended up having one of them surgically removed.

While the incident is pretty serious, Lohsen has kept his sense of humour throughout it all.

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"So last night was rough," he said via Instagram. "In a training accident I got my left testicle ruptured by a knee which led to it getting surgically removed... thank you to everyone last night that helped me get to the hospital.

"I'm fine home resting, surgery went well. Doc said I won't lose testosterone or ability to have kids from this.

"If I lose the other one however it's a different story so from now on if you hit me in my last testicle we aren't friends."

He then uploaded a bunch of hashtags pointing at No Nut November, being a One Ball Wonder and that MMA is 'a dangerous game'.

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Lohsen boasts a professional record of nine wins and two losses and was victorious in five of his last six bouts, losing to J.J. Okanovich back in 2019 on Dana White's Contender Series.

He is now currently plying his trade in the Professional Fighters League but will probably be out of action for a quite a while now.

Lohsen has been overwhelmed with all the messages he's received.

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"I've seen support from people I don't remotely know and I've also seen a ton of good jokes that have given me a good, much needed laugh today. Thank you to everyone that's sending good vibes! I will recover and be back!" he wrote.

A rupture in your testicle can happen 'from blunt or penetrating trauma, although blunt trauma is more likely to cause rupture'. Even just writing those words makes the skin crawl.

The painful experience isn't too uncommon for people aged between 10 to 30 due to 'trauma sustained during a motor vehicle crash or sports play'.

Ninety per cent of ruptured balls can be repaired if they're treated within 72 hours. That success rate drops to just 45 per cent after three days, so it pays to get in early if you think you've done some damage.

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This injury isn't 'typically' fatal, however if it's left untreated then the tissue on the testes could become necrotic and that could cause death.

The typical symptoms you'll experience are scrotal swelling and severe pain.

Featured Image Credit: Christian Lohsen/Instagram

Topics: SPORT, News

Max Sherry
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