Michael Clarke to undergo a hamstring surgery; might miss the WC
Australian captain Michael Clarke will undergo a surgery in Melbourne on December 16th on his injured right hamstring.
Clarke, who injured his right hamstring during the fifth day of the first Test match against India at Adelaide, was ruled out of the whole Test series. With this surgery, his participation in the World Cup looks also in doubt. When he got injured, he even quoted that he might have played his last Test for Australia.
Clarke has been named in the 30 probables for the World Cup, and if after the surgery his rehabilitation time is more, he’ll surely be ruled out of the World Cup.
Bupa Support Team doctor Peter Brukner was quoted in saying:
“Michael was assessed by a surgeon in Melbourne early this evening and will be undergoing surgery tomorrow to repair his injured right hamstring.
“Whilst surgery is not always required with hamstring injuries, Michael has substantial damage to a key part of the hamstring tendon and it was felt the best course of action was to surgically repair the damaged area.
“His recovery and the timing of his return to play will be dependent on the surgeon’s advice and how well he recovers in the coming weeks.”
Meanwhile, Steven Smith has been named the stand-in captain for the remaining Tests against India and if Clarke misses the World Cup, George Bailey will have Smith as his deputy.
JUST IN: Australia captain Michael Clarke will undergo surgery in Melbourne tomorrow on his injured right hamstring #AUSvIND
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 15, 2014
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