Thursday, December 9, 2021

Cricket Ireland: Update on Andrew Balbirnie’s injury

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The following update is provided regarding Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie following today’s T20 International against UAE.

Mark Rausa, Head of Physiotherapy and Medical Services for Cricket Ireland, said:

“Andrew left the field of play during his innings today after being struck on the foot by the ball – specifically a direct blow to the 3rd, 4th and 5th toes. Initially, he could not bear weight and reported high levels of pain. The decision was made for him to retire hurt for immediate assessment and treatment. He has undergone an X-ray this evening in Abu Dhabi and we are currently awaiting the radiologist report to rule out a fracture to the toes, and will shortly confirm once we receive the report.”

“I would like to thank the ICC and BCCI for their help in facilitating Andrew’s transport and assessment swiftly and safely during this period of heightened restrictions and biosecurity measures in the lead up to the T20 World Cup.”

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