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Professional snooker player manages to win game despite bizarre thumb injury


A worm bite almost cost English-Norwegian professional snooker player Kurt Maflin a spot in the Hangteng Autos World Open that is currently being held in Yushan, China.

Maflin, who is ranked number 50 in the world, tweeted a pic on Tuesday that he woke up to a “mosquito bite” on his thumb that felt like it “is going to explode.”

After a visit to a local hospital, Maflin found out that he was actually bitten by a worm instead.

According to South China Morning Post, Maflin initially considered pulling out from playing China’s Xiao Guodong on Wednesday but went on with the match when the swelling subsided the morning of the competition. Read more…

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