The New Zealand pacer, Lockie Ferguson diagnosed with partial stress, recommended 4-6 weeks rest to get recovery
NZC confirmed on Wednesday that the pacer, Lockie Ferguson has been diagnosed with a partial stress fracture to his lumbar spine and will be resting for four to six weeks to get recovery before coming back to the nets.
It has been announced by NZC on Wednesday that the pacer, Lockie Ferguson has caught a partial stress fracture to his lumbar spine and he would require a minimum rest of four to six weeks before coming back to the training camp.
The injury on the left side of his back came out in the recent T20 series against West Indies. He went through subsequent scans and it later confirmed the partial fracture. The good news is that everything is under control and Ferguson won’t require any surgery, instead, he will be going through a period of rehabilitation and rest before expecting any comeback in the training camp.
Gary Stead, New Zealand coach said that losing Ferguson is a big blow for New Zealand. But, things happen, players get injured and we backing Ferguson to give a strong comeback.
“We’re all really feeling for Lockie. Injuries are certainly part of our sport, but to get something like this when you’re at the very top of your game is especially disappointing,”Gary Stead was quoted saying that in a press release.
“The pace and skill he’s been able to consistently produce have made him one of the very best white-ball bowlers in the world and a huge asset for the BlackCaps. Lockie has a great attitude and I know he’s up for the fight so he’ll get stuck into the rehab and we’re still hopeful he may get back on the park at the back end of summer,”he added.
Ferguson will not be able to play in Auckland Aces Super Smash campaigns which starts at the end of December till mid of February.
New Zealand is expected to end the International hosting schedule by Australia arriving with five T20I’s by the end of February. Bangladesh concludes the NZ summer season with three T20’s and three ODI’s, and the final game will be played on February 14th.
New Zealand will now face Pakistan for their upcoming series of three T20I’s and two Test matches. The first T20 match starts on Friday.