Kane Williamson injury: In a shocking development the injury that ruled out Kane Williamson of the IPL has now also knocked him out of the World Cup later in the year as reported by ESPNCricinfo. Revealing the injury, it was said that Kane Williamson suffered an anterior cruciate ligament rupture (ACL) in his right knee after being knocked in the season opener.
Williamson returned to New Zealand of late and after careful diagnosis, it was revealed that he will be undergoing surgery within the next three weeks once the swelling of his knee has gone down.
Here is what Gary Stead had to say about the Kane Williamson injury
The former Kiwi skipper, said, “Naturally it’s disappointing to get such an injury, but my focus now is on having the surgery and starting rehab. It’s going to take some time, but I’ll be doing everything I can to get back on the field as soon as possible.”
Williamson landed in a pretty uneven manner after trying to save a six from Ruturaj Gaikwad’s bat and the entire weight of his body landed on his knee. That resulted in a very unfortunate injury that shred open his ACL. He managed to keep down the eventual outcome by 2 runs but at the end of the day ended up clutching his knee that gave away the fact that he has hurt himself big time.
New Zealand coach, Gary Stead said, “You take Kane the player for a start, but then Kane the leader and the person he is within our group as well, it’s a huge spanner in the works for us. We haven’t given up hope that he might be right but at this stage it does look unlikely. Our first thoughts are with Kane at the moment, it’s a tough time for him, it’s not an injury you expect…it hits you pretty hard.”
A twitter user posted about the injury, saying, “Very sad. That Man Gave everything in 2019 WC still ended up losing it. Now He isn’t gonna play 2023 WC. Wishing for a speedy recovery.”
Dhire dhire samjh aa rha hai ki kyu Gayle 1-2 run ke liye jyada mehnat nhi krta tha fielding batting dono me
— Pradyuman (@Prradyuman) April 6, 2023
Bad things always happens with good people
— SOUMYADEEP KISKU (@SOUMYADEEPKISK1) April 6, 2023
Who tought that it was his last world cup..😢 pic.twitter.com/Ogbf7av34c
— ً (@Ro45King) April 6, 2023
Master plan by BCCI to avoid defeat from NZ 🤦🏻
— Moon Knight (@da_makka) April 6, 2023
Do run bachaane ke liye world Cup gava dega ye 😒😒
— S U Y A S H 🥰🥰❣️❣️ (@suyash_padwal) April 6, 2023
I am feeling for Kane
— Sachi. (@NotOut264) April 6, 2023
Nz wale above 36 nahi khele hai
— Satya P Singh(spbtctrade) (@spsinghweb) April 6, 2023
People in comments writing he won't play this years world cup and this would have been his last… Well he is only 32, will be 33 in a few months and still has a chance to play the next world cup!
— Alwin John (@Alwin_Jo24) April 6, 2023
that's the brutal nature of the sport
India missed Bumrah badly in the recently T20 World Cup and you'll have more such examples
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— Swaroop D (@swaroopspaces) April 6, 2023
Very sad 😭 That Man Gave everything in 2019 WC still ended up losing it 💔 Now He isn't gonna play 2023 WC 🥺 Wishing for a Speedy Recovery 🙏 https://t.co/cbse0NL0Fz
— S♊D (@OptimistSiD) April 6, 2023