'My sight is a lot more important than rugby' - Stuart Hogg on the emotional decision to leave the Lions
Stuart Hogg has revealed that he has cried 'several times' since his Lions tour was ended by a fractured eye socket.
The Scottish fullback was injured in a freak accident during last Saturday's 12-3 win over the Crusaders, running into Conor Murray's elbow during a kick chase.
The fracture was subsequently confirmed and it was decided that Hogg should return home.
Speaking in The Telegraph, Hogg said that his eyesight could have been at risk if he received another bang, but that it was still a tortuous decision to make.
"When I first got the news that I had suffered a facial fracture and had to come home, I cried," Hogg said.
"I have done several times since then, too. It is tough, really tough, to take.
"The advice, though, was that I could risk my sight if I received another bang. My eye socket is fractured and the medical advice was unanimous. We got three opinions from specialists and they all said I should not play on.
"I am not going to argue with them. I have to look at the long-term. My sight is a hell of a lot more important than rugby."