Australian player Steve Smith reveals that he got a wrist injury during the Ashes test at Lord's

The premier batsman of the Australia cricket team, Steve Smith, revealed that for the better part of the Ashes series, he was nursing his wrist injury that he got during the Lord’s test. He had torn a tendon in his left wrist during the second Test at Lord's after making a match-winning 110 in the first innings. Smith said, "I did it at Lord's. I don't actually know the moment; it was when we were in the field. It wasn't until that night that I was like, 'Geez, what have I done here? It's a bit sore. He further said, "I played the next game, and then I had a cortisone before Old Trafford. I got back to Australia, and I was like, 'Still not quite right. I still can't do a lot of things properly'.
"I had another scan. There was a small tear in the tendon as well as a couple of other things."
Despite retaining the ashes, Smith said "overall it was a bit disappointing." "I thought we probably had all the tools in the kit bag to go there and win, and we weren't satisfied with drawing the series again. Obviously, we did that last time." "We wanted to win and do one better, and we weren't able to do that." The injury, which requires Smith to wear a splint for the next couple of weeks, has ruled him out of the upcoming white-ball tour of South Africa.


Aug 22, 2023 7:52 AM