Sam Burgess shares his skull scan and the mended fractures under his eye


Tough as nails: NRL star Sam Burgess shares his skull scan and the mended fractures under his eye socket after visiting the doctors


Sam Burgess has exhibited his most recent skull scan.

The NRL star and upcoming SAS Australia competitor, 32, shared the confronting photo to his Instagram on Wednesday after a visit to the doctors.

The picture shows Sam’s skull with the mended fractures below his eye from when he suffered a broken cheekbone and eye socket in the 2014 NRL Grand Final.

Injury update: Retired NRL star Sam Burgess has shared his confronting skull scan and the mended fractures under his eye socket after visiting the doctors on Wednesday

Burgess had metal plates inserted during surgery, which can be seen in the image.

The former South Sydney Rabbitohs player accompanied the scan with a series of eyeball emojis.

Burgess sustained the injury during the first tackle of the 2014 Grand Final when he clashed with Canterbury Bulldogs player and fellow British expat James Graham.  

Tough as nails: The picture shows Sam's skull with the mended fractures below his eye from when he suffered a broken cheekbone and eye socket in the 2014 NRL Grand Final (pictured)

Tough as nails: The picture shows Sam’s skull with the mended fractures below his eye from when he suffered a broken cheekbone and eye socket in the 2014 NRL Grand Final (pictured)

He continued playing the match despite the serious injury and the Rabbitohs went on to beat the Bulldogs and win the Premiership, 30-6. 

Sam won the Clive Churchill medal for his gallant efforts during the game. The medal is awarded to the best player on the ground during the Grand Final. 

He eventually retired from the game in in 2019 due to a shoulder injury and currently operates his premium clothing brand, 4B, with his brother Luke Burgess.

Champion: Sam continued playing the match despite the serious injury and the Rabbitohs went on to beat the Bulldogs and win the Premiership. He was awarded the Clive Churchill medal for his gallant efforts

Champion: Sam continued playing the match despite the serious injury and the Rabbitohs went on to beat the Bulldogs and win the Premiership. He was awarded the Clive Churchill medal for his gallant efforts

The grit and toughness exuded by Sam is bound to take him far when he competes in this year’s season of SAS Australia.

Trailers for Seven’s military-styled program see the former rugby league player competing alongside 17 other celebrities in a series of gruelling physical and psychological challenges.

At one point, Sam breaks down during an interrogation sequence, which comes off the back of his highly publicised divorce from ex-wife Phoebe Burgess.  

SAS Australia premieres on Channel Seven on Monday, September 13

Built for it: The grit and toughness exuded by Sam during the 2014 NRL Grand Final is bound to take him far when he competes in this year's season of SAS Australia

Built for it: The grit and toughness exuded by Sam during the 2014 NRL Grand Final is bound to take him far when he competes in this year’s season of SAS Australia

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