Brian O'Driscoll thought the days of ice packs and bandages were over when he hung up the rugby boots in 2014.
he Ireland legend suffered his fair share of injuries on the battlefield and the safe haven of the pundit studio is as close as he gets to the bruising field of play nowadays.
But it seems the former number 13, who won 133 caps for his country, just can't get away from the treatment table.
O'Driscoll was away skiing this week and suffered a nasty injury that could be mistaken for size 10 studs right into his knee.
"You've got to ski' they said. 'You'll have a ball' they said. #18stitches #inaball," said O'Driscoll on an Instagram post accompanied by a picture of the knee before and after the 18 stitches.
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