Did Slim Dusty lose even more weight? AFL superstar Dustin Martin reveals his slender physique during an outing in Melbourne after following a strict fruit diet while recovering from kidney surgery
Her recent dramatic weight loss shocked AFL fans.
And Richmond Tigers superstar Dustin Martin appears to have lost even more of his body, after following a strict fruit diet while recovering from surgery for a lacerated kidney in July.
The 30-year-old midfielder revealed his very slender physique as he left Rebel Sport in the Melbourne suburb of Prahan on Monday.
Passing out: Richmond Tigers superstar Dustin Martin (pictured) appears to have lost even more weight in recent days, new photos of the 30-year-old show
Martin’s figure was dressed in a green Stussy-branded t-shirt, which he wore with white sweatpants.
The Castlemaine-born player wore a disposable face mask lowered over his chin and got into his waiting car.
Dustin was recently put on a strict fruit diet to help him recover from surgery.
Shopping: The slim midfielder, who went under the knife in July for a lacerated kidney, was seen leaving Rebel Sport in the Melbourne suburb of Prahan on Monday
The Brownlow medalist, who is said to have lost 10kg since his surgery, appeared to be in good health despite his slim new look.
Fruit diets are regularly used to treat kidney trauma.
Richmond director of physical performance Peter Burge admitted in August that Martin had “lost a bit of weight” due to the unusual nutrition program.
“He has had to manage his diet (for his) health a bit over the past two weeks and will do so over the next three to four weeks as well,” he said.
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“He works with specialists and once he gets the specialist mark he will be able to resume some form of light training during the off-season.”
Martin spent nine days in hospital after suffering a kidney laceration in a brutal pitch clash 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 tenacity of his big game player at the time.
Man down: Martin spent nine days in hospital after suffering a kidney laceration in a brutal on-pitch clash with Brisbane player Mitch Robinson on July 16. Photographed here in March
“He’s a very strong boy, Dustin,” said Hardwick.
“The only thing I will say about Dustin is that he handles these things very well mentally… he’s in a good mood.”
Richmond’s premier hopes have gone up in smoke following Martin’s injury, but three-time medalist Norm Smith is now set to be in the foreground as his team chase their fourth flag in six seasons next year.
Diet and weight loss indicate Martin could switch roles in 2022, with a lighter frame and greater endurance allowing him to spend more time in midfield rather than splitting his time with his role as forward impact.
Pivot: Diet and weight loss indicate Martin could switch roles in 2022, with a lighter frame and greater endurance allowing him to spend more time in midfield. Photographed in 2017