Ireland Boss Andy Farrell Blasts French Doctor Following Johnny Sexton Comments
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Ireland boss Andy Farrel has hit out at the French doctor who made some rather substantial claims about his captain Johnny Sexton this week.
Dr Jean-Francois Chermann, who stood Sexton down for 12 weeks due to concussion during his top in France with Top 14 side Racing 92, suggested that the Irish outhalf had suffered 30 concussions in his career.
Sexton soon after came out and said he was “saddened and shocked” by the claims that had been “thrown out” by the doctor.
The 35-year-old was concussed on Sunday against Wales and did not meet his markers for the French game, ruling him out of this weekend’s clash.
Speaking following his team announcement today, Farrell kept his response short but did not hold back.
“Honestly, I thought it stinked. I thought it stunk,” Farrell said today.
“On so many grounds. I suppose I’ll leave it at that.”