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Saturday, 21 January 2012

A Cardiff man, Ivor Duffboddy, suffered a bizarre injury last week when his right arm was broken by a 28-pound false leg.

The accident happened on an icy pavement outside the General Infirmary. An outpatient, George Hopper, waiting for a check-up, had removed his false leg ready for inspection. The ward was busy, so he nipped (or hopped) outside for a quick smoke.

Duty nurse Sam Owens thought Mr Hopper had left the ward without his false leg. He ran outside with it to return it to him, but slipped on the icy pavement. Mr Hopper's false leg flew out of his grasp and struck Mr Duffboddy who was just passing by. Fortunately, he didn't have far to go for treatment.

Mr Duffboddy, an ex-rugby player, said this was just one of many odd injuries he'd suffered. His arm had already been broken by somebody's foot, his nose had been broken by a fist, and his cheek had been crushed by somebody's head.

"Last year I had a broken toe when me wife dropped a frozen leg of lamb on me foot," he added. "And me bollocks have been bruised twice by some bugger's knees,"

Mr Duffboddy was quite philosophical about all these bodily personal injuries. "It must be the hand of God," he said.

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