Joe Hart has sensationally claimed to have played with a concussion in every game since 2016.
The news coincidentally comes in the wake of the revelation that Loris Karius may have been concussed during his error-ridden Champions League final showing.
Doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital believe the impact could have negatively impacted the Liverpool keeper’s performance.
After an outpouring of sympathy for Karius, Hart has revealed he’s been concussed for nearly two years straight.
Dr Nick Riviera is said to have carried out a perfectly legitimate examination on the West Ham keeper and concluded, to a high degree of certainty, that concussions are to blame for Hart’s ‘biscuit wrists’.
Mr Lee Satchell, an unofficial representative of Hart, told the media: “My client has sustained unfortunate concussions before every game since the start of the 2016/17 season.
“Oh and Euro 2016 as well. Especially the Iceland game, that was a real big one.”
“Science now proves that Joe is not to blame for his tragic form while at Torino and West Ham.
“Key symptoms of concussion include: weak wrists, poor decision-making, the inability to dive low to one’s left, and erratic distribution.
“Joe has bravely played on and, when you take his injuries into consideration, I’m sure everyone will agree he’s actually been world-class.
“We fully expect Gareth Southgate to instil Hart as England’s No1 for the World Cup… if that’s even possible.”
More on this fake news as it develops…