Big blow for Team Australia before the ODI World Cup 2023

The Australia cricket team is delaying with a recent injury as there are only a few weeks left before the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, which is going to be held in India. Middle-order batsman Travis Head suffered a fracture in his left hand while batting during the 4th ODI against South Africa in Centurion on Friday.
Head was trying to play a pull shot off Gerald Coetzee when he copped a blow to his left glove. The physiotherapist treated him on the field, but he could only face three more deliveries before taking his glove off in pain and then walking off the field.
After the match, Australia coach Andrew McDonald told reporters that, "At this stage, it’s a confirmed fracture, and how long that timeframe is, we’re yet to determine that, so fingers crossed clearly with the World Cup fast approaching."
He further added that, "I’m not a medical person, but I think it’s a little bit higher up than the actual index finger itself. But I don’t know the actual terminology. It’s in a joint somewhere, so I won’t go into the medical specifics. But, yeah, a confirmed fracture, and to be assessed again tomorrow with another scan."



Sep 16, 2023 10:41 AM