Australia have been awarded a major blow ahead of the Ashes, World Cup and Commonwealth Games campaigns, with confirmation pistol spinner Georgia Wareham facing an extended stay in the emergency room.
The 22-year-old broke the anterior cruciate ligament in her knee while playing in the WBBL last month. She did the same injury in the same knee when she was a teenager, and is now going for a major surgery.
“Because of her past history, Georgia requires a two-step process to reconstruct her left ACL,” said Australian team doctor Pip Inge.
“She underwent knee arthroscopy in Adelaide last week to remove the former graft and will now begin rehabilitation in Melbourne while waiting for her knee to be ready for ACL reconstruction in early 2022.
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“Due to the recovery time, Georgia will be unavailable for the Ashes, World Cup and Commonwealth Games, and her return to the game is expected to become clearer after the rebuild.”
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Wareham have already played one Test, 23 ODIs and 35,220 internationals for Australia in their young careers.
Her omission will hurt the Aussie team deeply, given how important she is to their make-up.
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