Niall O’Brien the Ireland wicketkeeper, has been ruled out for upto six weeks after aggravating an ankle injury he picked up during the World Twenty20 earlier this month. O’Brien, who missed a Twenty20 game for Northamptonshire on Tuesday, had a second MRI scan which revealed a grade 2 ligament tear in his right ankle.
“It’s a blow to miss upcoming important games, particularly when I felt in such good form with the bat,” O’Brien told Cricket Europe. “It could be anything for up to six weeks, but I’m a quick healer usually, and I’d be optimistic that I’d be back in four.”
O’Brien will miss Ireland’s Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya at Eglinton starting July 3 and two ODIs against the same side on July 8 and 10. He aims to be fit for the ODI against England on August 27 in Stormont.
His injury is a blow to Ireland as O’Brien was their in-form batsman with 81 runs at a strike-rate of 106.57 in four matches in the World Twenty20.
Share on Twitter | StumbleUpon | Del.icio.us | Digg | Facebook
Thank you for reading this post. You can now Leave A Comment (0) or Leave A Trackback.
Post InfoThis entry was posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2009 and is filed under Cricket, General.
Previous Post: Top ICC official moots two-tier Test structure »
Next Post: Holland takes his turn »
Read MoreRelated Reading:
- Younis says Pakistan must switch on for Lanka tour
- Bond welcomed back with New Zealand contract
- England to host Pakistan Tests against Australia
- West Indies look to extend good run
- England set off for secret bonding session
- Holland takes his turn
- Niall O’Brien out for six weeks
- Top ICC official moots two-tier Test structure
- We’re looking to rebound - Gayle
- Ouma named new Kenyan captain