Rugby player who shattered his kidney in FOUR places and had injuries "worse than a 70mph" car crash makes miracle recovery

Rugby player who shattered his kidney in FOUR places and had injuries 'worse than a 70mph' car crash makes miracle recovery Kieran O'Connor, 22, was accidentally kneed in the back by a rival playerLost six pints of blood during emergency surgery to remove the organCan now never play rugby again as only has one kidney remaining By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:17 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 13 March 2013 An innocuous rugby tackle led to Kieran O'Connor suffering kidney injuries worse than a '70mph car crash victim' A rugby player has made a miraculous recovery after shattering his kidney in four places following an innocuous tackle. Kieran O'Connor, 22, had his kidney 'disintegrated' when a rival player accidentally kneed him in the back as they both went for the ball in the last minute of a match earlier this month