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Dylan Hartley Takes A Swipe At All Those Questioning Him In Social Media Post

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Dylan Hartley has been ruled out of the upcoming tour of South Africa after suffering from effects of concussion.

Hartley hasn’t played any minutes since England’s loss to Ireland on the final day of the Six Nations at Twickenham.

It has been advised that he take an extended break from the game in order to recover successfully for next season.

Head injuries are unfortunately a common feature in the modern game and Hartley has had experiences with these in the past.

In the summer of 2016, Hartley said that any further head injuries would make him consider his playing future. During the 2015/16 season, Hartley missed 14 weeks of the campaign due to concussion and said he doesn’t remember lifting the Six Nations trophy in Paris where England won the Grand Slam.

The latest setback has led to many comments in the public domain on Hartley’s health and the England captain has taken to social media to have a pop at those questioning his health.

“Believe it or not this is a photo of me singing and not what is rumoured to be a fat lady (difficult to tell apart I know).

“I see there’s a lot of so-called experts out there in newspapers, pubs and podcasts recommending what I do with my career.

“Funnily enough I’m only listening to the medical professionals and myself. Fortunately/unfortunately for some I’ll be back next season to help my respective teams push on. Thank you for your support.”

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email seanmc@punditarena.com or on Twitter