Spirited Jhye Richardson Hopeful for the 2019 World Cup Spot after Shoulder Scan
Young Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson has heaved a sigh of relief after scans on his bowling shoulder reveal no signs of any bone fracture. Thus, he is optimistic to make his mark by making to the 15-member squad for the upcoming 2019 World Cup.
With Richardson receiving somewhat a boost from avoiding any serious injury, he is keen to don Australian colours at the earliest.
Jhye Richardson is hopeful for the 2019 World Cup campaign –
Richardson is in good mood, He stressed that he has not ruled out himself from the ODI showpiece. He’s hopeful to see things working in his favour at the right moment.
“Everyone in the Australian camp is hopeful, I’m hopeful and in high spirits. I’m not ruling out the World Cup at this stage, that’s definitely not an option. It’s all about getting the shoulder right at this stage,” Richardson told Cricket.com.au.
However, during the assessment, the scans revealed Richardson had tissue damage which has further found Richardson positive about his rehabilitation procedure.
Team doctor for Cricket Australia (CA), Richard Saw said it’s a fortunate thing to reveal that Richardson hasn’t picked any threatening injury.
“The scans demonstrated the usual soft tissue damage we expect following a dislocation but fortunately has excluded any bone damage or fracture,” Saw said in CA’s release.
Earlier, the 22-year-old Murdoch-born Richardson picked the shoulder injury during the second ODI at Sharjah. Concurrently, Australia is playing Pakistan in the five-match ODI series in the United Arab Emirates.
Aaron Finch-led side has already taken an unassailable lead of 3-0.
Richardson, who’s enthusiastic, believes the injury is supposed to be part and parcel of the game. He stated that he is keen to make a return on the field.
“The shoulder injury is unfortunate, but these things do happen and I’m eager to bounce back quickly,” Richardson stated.
However, Saw pointed out that Richardson will consult the specialist to further excess the extent of an injury. He reiterated the reports will be made public once things will be cleared through an examination.
A specialist will take a call on Jhye Richardson: Shaw
In between, Saw made it clear that they wish that Richardson would not have to undergo a knife.
“We are hopeful that Jhye will not require surgery. But he will see a shoulder specialist early next week for a further opinion. We will be able to provide an update in respect to next steps once we have all the information on the table,” Saw said.
Richardson nursed the injury while trying to save a certain four. As soon as he landed awkwardly he writhed in pain and was eventually forced off the field when it looked he has dislocated his shoulder.
After bowling half of his quota of ten overs, Richardson flew to home for a checkup.
Meanwhile, Aussies pacers have been battling with injuries. From Mitchell Starc to Josh Hazlewood, Australia can’t afford such injuries which could jeopardize their World Cup camp in the United Kingdom (UK).
Talking about the road to recovery, Starc and Hazlewood are on their way back to recover will in time to help Australia’s cause.
Australia has made a strong return by winning six ODIs on the trot. The multi-nation tournament will kick-off on May 30 at Kennington Oval in London.
The Kangaroos will take on Afghanistan at Bristol County Ground on June 1st.
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