Australia’s women’s cricket team realized their worst fears after learning that spinner Georgia Wareham is ineligible to play for the team in the Ashes, Women’s World Cup next year, and also the Commonwealth Games. The bowler ruptured her ACL while fielding for the Melbourne Renegades in the WBBL.
The injury’s impact occurred near a surgically restructured area around her left ACL, thus causing such a delay in return to the field. She looked in tremendous touch before her injury and with her tight lines and lengths, stifled the score of the opposition. The 22-year-old has already taken 24 wickets in 23 T20Is and 36 wickets in 35 ODIs while being highly economical.
Due to her previous history, Georgia requires a two-stage process to reconstruct her left ACL. She had a knee arthroscopy in Adelaide last week to remove the previous graft and will now commence rehab in Melbourne while she awaits for the knee to be ready for the ACL reconstruction in early 2022. Due to the recovery time, Georgia will be unavailable for the Ashes, World Cup, and Commonwealth Games with her return to play time-frame expected to become clearer after the reconstruction.
Pip Inge, Team Doctor, Australia Cricket