Clarke aiming for 2015 World Cup return
Brisbane, Dec 17 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke is aiming to be fit for the 2015 cricket World Cup, the team’s physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Wednesday.
Clarke underwent surgery on his right hamstring Tuesday. His latest injury is a tendon damage, which is likely to affect him repeatedly, Kountouris said.
“The actual injury was that he damaged the tendon component of the hamstring,” he was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
Clarke has had a long history of battling back and hamstring injuries.
“That’s something that we’ve in the last 10 years – (it) has been apparent that the tendons, when they become injured, don’t heal as well and are prone to recurrence.
“There’s been a trend towards looking at surgery for that sort of injury so we went down that path. We explored that with the surgeon and the radiologist and decided that was the best course of action for short term and long term for Michael.”
Kountouris also said that the surgery was successful and he is expected to recover fully.
“He had the surgery yesterday and, speaking to the surgeon, everything went really well. He found what he was expecting to find, there were no surprises and he has managed to do a good repair and from that today he’s very confident that Michael’s going to make a good recovery,” he said.