England cricket team’s Jonny Bairstow has announced that he will not play again until next year after undergoing successful surgery on a broken leg and dislocated ankle.
Bairstow suffered the injury early last month, having slipped during a round of golf. Bairstow will miss the T20 World Cup in Australia and the country’s Test series in Pakistan due to his injury.
In an Instagram post, Bairstow said The actual injury was as such, a broken fibula in three places, which required a plate, and I dislocated my ankle, which in turn meant I did my syndesmosis joint and lateral ligament along with a couple more bits. All in all, I have done a proper job on it, he said.
Bairstow said anyway, on the positive side, the operation went well, and I am now three weeks post-surgery, and my staples have been removed. It’s now all about swelling prevention and getting my ankle moving once again, and these next few weeks or a couple of months are the keys to the recovery, he said.
Moreover, Bairstow said, for a time scale on return to play, I am afraid it is too early to say. The first targets in mind are getting me back on my two feet again and making sure it’s right, he said.
Bairstow said one thing is for sure, and that is I shall not be partaking in anything more during 2022, however, I cannot wait for what 2023 holds.