25/04/2009

Flintoff limps off /IPL/CSK/Knee injury/

Complete tear of medial meniscus with free-flo...Image via Wikipedia
It is reported that Flintoff felt discomfort while playing in the Chennai Super Kings Vs Delhi Daredevils.

CSK team's management sent Flintoff for a scan in Durban where a slight medial meniscal tear was revealed. They have sent Flintoff back to England for keyhole surgery scheduled next week.

This injury is a bigger blow to Chennai SuperKings than England as it means that they will lose his services for this tournament. However, England can expect him to be fit for the ICC World Twenty20 and definitely fully fit for the Ashes.


To those who are readying themselves to blame IPL for this injury, please remember that the ‘meniscus’ can be torn by activities such as walking or squatting or even by playing sports. However, in Flintoff's case, the damage has occurred due to prolonged wear and tear and if he had not played in IPL, he could have torn it while walking on the beach.


Though Flintoff has been expensive, both in terms of acquisition cost and in terms of his performance, this is indeed a loss for the CSK. Now they have to plan their campaign without his burly presence.
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2 Comments:

Blogger lviss said...

Many players hide their injuries to play in IPL. I was not surprised by this development ,.Since this is not serious cricket we can allow it to pass.

25/04/2009, 14:09  
Blogger Ottayan said...

lviss,

I am taking these games seriously.:)

25/04/2009, 15:57  

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