Sunderland AFC today announced the release of several medical professionals as the workload for medical staff is expected to drastically decline following the departure of Jack Rodwell.
The midfielder was released last week after agreeing to tear up his £70k a week contract, though the club has recouped a substantial portion of his wage since they implemented a rule allowing them to charge rent for extended stays in their medical facility.
Claims that the player was treated for an injury sustained in the tearing of the contract are thought to be untrue.
The deal was thought to be the best negotiated by Jack since selling the family cow for magic beans as a youngster.
Rodwell’s time on Wearside was blighted by occasional first team starts as the star struggled to remain focused on getting as much valuable treatment room time as possible.
During his spell, he helped the club take great strides from perennial top-flight strugglers to second division whipping boys, with performances familiar to anyone who has played FIFA without knowing the controls.
The news that Rodwell is now a free agent will no doubt stir interest amongst managers on a budget this January.
West Ham boss and football genius David Moyes is said to be willing to match Rodwell’s Sunderland wage if the player agrees to warm the bench and physio table at the London Stadium.