Finn Harps' Kevin McHugh severs finger in accident with fence

Irish footballer Kevin McHugh has had surgery to try to save his finger after his wedding ring got caught in a fence.

The Finn Harps captain said he was chasing after a football when the accident occurred. He then drove himself to the hospital.

While driving, he tweeted a photo of the injury and wrote: "Think that's my season over."

He also said there might have been "too much damage" to save his finger.

The injury is similar to one suffered in 2004 by Servette midfielder Paulo Diogo, who had his finger amputated after his ring caught on a fence while he celebrated a goal.