Craig Kieswetter’s eye injury could be career ending

Shashi / 20 January 2015

Matthew Maynard, the Director of Somerset Cricket, has revealed that the England‘s wicketkeeper-batsman, Craig Kieswetter’s eye injury could turn out to be a career ending.

BBC Sport reported that the 27 years aged suffered an injury while batting against Northamptonshire. That time the ball went through his helmet cage and hit him under his eyes thus breaking his nose, cheek bone and damaging his eye socket as well.

He is hoped to be out of action for the total 2015 season and will move to Belgium for further remedial steps of his injury with a specialist.

Matthew Maynard was quoted saying by BBC Somerset: We’re hoping that after he sees the specialist he’ll have a method of getting his eye back to 100%. The feedback we get from that will be quite instrumental, but potentially it could be career-ending. He came back for a couple of games and although he knew the eye wasn’t quite right, he was just delighted to be back playing at that stage. But then he went out to play in South Africa in the Twenty20 and he struggled. He was struggling to pick up the line and length of the ball.

If you can’t do that, it’s going to be hard to score runs and it also makes you very vulnerable. If we were to get him back that would be a huge lift for everyone. But we are planning for him to not be around this season.

He was in a great shape in this season, scoring 497 runs in the Natwest T20 Blast and 419 runs in the county championship also.

He returned to competitive cricket in September for Somerset after the surgery. He also went to South Africa to play the domestic Twenty20 league for Warriors, where he played 10 games and scored 199 runs. But later he discerned that his vision was not right and would not be playing for Somerset this season.

He was also initially selected in the team of England’s 30 man for World Cup, but Sam Billings replaced him, following his lack of ability to participate.


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