Colm Parkinson: Toulon should utilise Paulie's vast knowledge in coaching role
Considering the extent of his hamstring injury, it wasn;t really a surprise when Paul O'Connell announced his retirement. It really was a horrific injury - his hamstring completely tore off the bone.
I mentioned on this page after the incident happened that given his age, it would be really difficult for him to continue playing.
Kerry footballer Tommy Walsh tore all three tendons at the top of his hamstring, leaving it attached to nothing, while playing with the Sydney Swans two years ago and missed a full season of action.