A TOP rugby player whose career ended after he was hit on the head with a fire extinguisher in a drinking game has settled a £3million claim.
Saracens flanker Matt Hankin had long-term concussion following the 2015 prank in Hungary.
Hankin, 28, was wearing a metal helmet in a Budapest bar when he was ‘tapped’ by prop Richard Barrington[/caption]
Hankin sued Barrington (pictured) and Dr Ademola Adejuwon, who let him play[/caption]
Hankin, 28, was wearing a metal helmet in a Budapest bar when he was “tapped” by prop Richard Barrington.
Despite dizzy spells and vomiting after exercise, he was passed fit to play a game, yet it turned out to be his last.
Hankin sued Barrington and Dr Ademola Adejuwon, who let him play.
Both denied liability but will pay a significant sum out of court after Hankin, now teaching, wanted £3.15million.
A settlement, revealed in a ruling on six-figure lawyers’ bills, involves no admission of liability.
The figure was not disclosed.
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