Only Dustin Martin rumor ‘will never go away’ revealed after AFL superstar is spotted in Sydney
He is one of the Richmond Tigers’ biggest stars, both on and off the field.
But the one vile rumor chasing Dustin Martin has resurfaced after the AFL hunk was spotted in Manly last week with code-hopping superstar Sonny Bill Williams.
The 30-year-old ‘will leave his beloved Richmond Tigers and end his career with the Swans of GWS Giants’ in Sydney, according to the Daily Telegram on Sunday.
Careless whispers: An evil rumor haunting Dustin Martin (pictured) has resurfaced after the AFL hunk was spotted in Manly last week with code-hopping superstar Sonny Bill Williams
The old rumor ‘will never go away’ according to the paper, given Martin’s great love ‘of life in Sydney’.
However, the midfielder is still under contract with the Tigers until 2024.
The Brownlow medalist was reportedly in Sydney training in the ring alongside Rugby League and Rugby Union star turned boxer Williams.
Speculation: Long-standing rumor ‘will never go away’ according to paper given how much Martin ‘loves life in Sydney’
The whisper comes after Dustin lost a whopping 10kg after switching to a strict fruit diet while recovering from surgery for a ruptured kidney in July.
Fruit-only diets are regularly used to treat kidney trauma.
Richmond Physical Performance Manager Peter Burge admitted in August that Martin had “lost a little weight” due to the unusual nutrition program.
“He’s had to make some changes to his diet (for his) health in recent weeks and will do so for the next three to four weeks,” he said.
New look: The whisper comes after Dustin lost a whopping 10kg after switching to a strict fruit diet while recovering from surgery on a ruptured kidney in July
“He works with specialists and once he gets the tick off the specialists he can resume some form of light training outside the season.”
Martin spent nine days in hospital after suffering a ruptured kidney during a brutal field game with Brisbane player Mitch Robinson on July 16.
He missed the last month of the AFL season due to the injury.
Martin’s coach Damien Hardwick praised the toughness of his great playing artist at the time.
Man down: Martin spent nine days in hospital after suffering a ruptured kidney during a brutal field game with Brisbane player Mitch Robinson on July 16. Pictured here in March
“He’s a very strong boy, Dustin,” Hardwick said.
“All I want to say about Dustin is that he’s very good at dealing with these things mentally…he’s in a good mood.”
Hopes of Richmond’s premiership went up in smoke due to Martin’s injury, but the three-time Norm Smith medalist is now poised to lead the way as his team hunt for their fourth flag in six seasons next year. .
The diet and weight loss indicate Martin could start playing a different role in 2022, with a lighter frame and more stamina, allowing him to spend more time in midfield rather than dividing his time there with his impact role forward.
Pivot: The diet and weight loss indicate that Martin may get a different role in 2022, with a lighter frame and more stamina that will allow him to spend more time in midfield. Pictured in 2017