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Horrific injury an eye-opener for rugby player

An eye injury ended Dr. Stephen Durant’s rugby career, but he believes it also gave him insight into the most important things in life

Dr. Stephen Durant, 59, laughs about it now, but for most people, having your eye accidentally gouged in a rugby game is not funny.

“I’m literally in the blood and the mud, praying, ‘Dear Jesus, I’m in trouble,’ ” said Durant, recalling the incident last October that ended his rugby career.

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