Football player loses finger as wedding ring gets caught while jumping over fence to get ball

Samuel James Bowles 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A married man of the United Kingdom, was playing football when he lost his finger after his wedding ring got stuck on a fence.

Samuel James Bowles of Coventry, posted graphic photos of his injuries and his missing finger on Facebook.

The 25-year-old father of one child, said that while playing football, he jumped a fence to retrieve a ball. However, his ring became trapped on the top of the metal wire fence.

When he landed on the other side, he felt pain. Bowles said that he thought that he got bruised before realizing that his finger was torn off from his hand and blood was squirting “out like a water pistol.”

Surgeons were unable to reattach the finger due to the mangled condition of his remaining stump.

“I now wear my wedding ring on my right hand, but I will be taking it off when I play football,” Bowles said.