Dan Worrall, the South Australian fast bowler’s dream to get a place in the Ashes Trophy have ended with the fresh back injury. He was expected to be in the scheme of things for the Ashes Squad. But, unfortunately, failed to make things fall in place, as he suffered a back stress injury.
Worrall had been playing English county cricket with Gloucestershire but has suffered another stress fracture in his back. The paceman will return to Adelaide for rehabilitation. He won’t bowl for at least three months, ruling him out of contention for Australia’s Test series starting in August.
Now, Gloucestershire released a statement saying Worrall has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back and that he would now require some time at the sidelines to recover from the injury.
Dan Worrall needs 12 Weeks of rest:
Meanwhile, South Australia’s sports science and sports medicine manager John Porter said that Worrall’s injury was a recurrence of a pre-existing stress injury and that he would now have at least the next 12 weeks off bowling.
‘Dan has had an interrupted domestic season in Australia with injury. But came to England fully fit having successfully recovered from a hamstring injury. Unfortunately, during the 50 over competition Dan suffered some back pain. It meant he could not complete the match against Middlesex,” cricket.com.au quoted the county as saying.
Of late, Cricket Australia has seen many fast bowlers being injured. Unfortunately, it is happening just after showing the signs to become a brilliant addition for the team in the bowling setup. With Worrall being sidelined, the other fast bowlers would be eager to prove themselves to the selectors.
As of now, Australia got the quality fast bowlers in the form of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. However, apart from Pat Cummins, the remaining fast bowlers have often found themselves pairing up with injuries.