Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Sydney Thunder: Sams to miss next three matches

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All-rounder injured his right hand in match against the Hurricanes

Sydney Thunder all-rounder Daniel Sams will miss the final three matches of the regular season after injuring his right hand in last Monday night’s KFC Big Bash League match against the Hobart Hurricanes in Canberra.

Scans have confirmed Sams suffered a bone and ligament injury in his hand after he fell awkwardly while fielding a ball off his own bowling.

Thunder’s physiotherapist Murray Ryan confirmed today that Sams would be unavailable for Friday night’s derby against the Sydney Sixers at Adelaide Oval and the back-to-back matches against Adelaide Strikers on January 24 and 25. 

Sams will travel to Adelaide with the squad this evening as there is a possibility he will be able to play in the finals.

“Dan fell awkwardly onto his right hand and wrist while fielding off his own bowling,” said Ryan. “Scans completed yesterday have indicated a bone and ligament injury that has been reviewed by a hand specialist.

“Dan has subsequently been ruled out of the final three Thunder round games. His timeline for a return to play will be determined by medical staff following these games.”

Sams, who made his T20 debut for Australia in December, has so far this season taken 10 wickets at 22.90, while he’s excelled with the bat by scoring 199 runs at 49.75 to boast an impressive strike-rate of 191.

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