Lockie Ferguson is more likely to miss the entire Auckland Aces Tremendous Smash matches.© Twitter
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Wednesday confirmed that pacer Lockie Ferguson has been identified with a partial stress fracture to his lumbar backbone and would require 4 to 6 weeks of relaxation earlier than returning to coaching. The damage to the left aspect of his again surfaced after the recent T20I series against the West Indies and subsequent scans and imaging later confirmed the partial fracture. Ferguson is not going to be needing surgical procedure, however as an alternative, he would require a interval of relaxation and rehabilitation earlier than contemplating any return to play later this summer season.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead mentioned it was a blow to lose Ferguson, however he backed him to return again as quickly as attainable.
“We’re all actually feeling for Lockie. Accidents are definitely a part of our sport, however to get one thing like this once you’re on the very high of your sport is particularly disappointing,” Stead was quoted as saying in an official NZC launch.
“The tempo and talent he is been capable of constantly produce have made him one of many best possible white-ball bowlers on the planet and an enormous asset for the BlackCaps. Lockie has an amazing perspective and I do know he is up for the battle so he’ll get caught into the rehab and we’re nonetheless hopeful he could get again on the park on the again finish of summer season,” he added.
Ferguson will seemingly miss the entire Auckland Aces Tremendous Smash campaigns which run from late December by means of to the ultimate on February 14.
New Zealand’s finish to the worldwide home-season sees Australia arrive in late February for 5 T20Is earlier than Bangladesh concludes the summer season with three T20Is and three ODIs, the ultimate sport being performed on March 28.
The Kiwis will now face Pakistan in three T20Is and two Assessments. The primary T20I can be performed on Friday.
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