Melbourne Renegades’ leg spinner Georgia Wareham ruptured her knee while fielding against Adelaide Strikers in the seventh edition of the Women’s Big Bash League. With her injury looking to be serious, her role as a leg spinner in the upcoming tournaments seems to be bleak as it would take lots of time for her to recover.
It is expected considering the seriousness of the injury, her future role in the upcoming tournaments will be uncertain. She would be ruled out of the upcoming Ashes, ODI world cup in New Zealand later and probably in the commonwealth expected to be held in July-August.
In the match where She was injured, Melbourne Renegades lost by 8 wickets to the Adelaide Strikers. Georgia Wareham was fielding in the 12 over, suddenly she fell to the ground and other medical staff rushed to her and took her out of the ground to test the injury where it was confirmed that she suffered ACL rupture.
“Georgia has sustained a left knee ACL injury; 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,” said Australian Team Doctor, Pip Inge. “Whilst in the field yesterday she had an instability episode of the left knee resulting in a rupture of the graft.
“As a result, she will be unavailable for the remainder of the WBBL season. Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria medical staff are working in consultation with Georgia on the longer-term management plan.”