WBBL 2021-22 – Georgia Wareham suffers ruptured ACL to put Ashes and World Cup in doubt

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The legspinner will miss the remainder of the WBBL following the damage whereas fielding on Wednesday

Georgia Wareham is a severe doubt for subsequent 12 months’s Ashes and ODI World Cup after struggling a ruptured ACL whereas fielding towards Adelaide Strikers on Wednesday which has dominated her out of the WBBL.

Wareham was in important ache on the outfield after trying to make a cease and although she was ready to stroll from the bottom, scans have proven the severity of the damage to her left knee, the identical one the place she has beforehand had ligament reconstruction.

Melbourne Renegades and Cricket Australia have but to give a timeline for Wareham’s restoration however the Ashes in January would seem off the desk. The ODI World Cup begins in New Zealand begins in March.

“She had an ACL rupture on the same knee at the age of 14 whilst playing AFL which was reconstructed using a synthetic (LARS) ligament,” Australian crew physician Pip Inge stated. “Whilst in the field yesterday she had an instability episode of the left knee resulting in a rupture of the graft.

“As a outcome, she will probably be unavailable for the rest of the WBBL season. Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria medical employees are working in session with Georgia on the long run administration plan.”

Wareham also suffered a disrupted WBBL last season due to a bone stress reaction in her leg but returned in the second half of the season. She recently made her Test debut against India on the Gold Coast.

Her spin pairing with Sophie Molineux was a key part Renegades’ plan in the WBBL and the duo had already made an impact this season.

Australia have good depth in their spin bowling but Wareham has been the only legspinner in the squad over the last few years. Her injury could open the door for Amanda-Jade Wellington who last played for Australia in 2018 while Alana King might additionally come into consideration.

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