Australia pacer Jason Behrendorff has affirmed that he will undergo a lower spine surgery as his injury keeps on returning.
“Unfortunately, I’ve had the same injury over the last few years and we’ve tried a number of things and the injury continues to return, “ESPNcricinfo cited Behrendorff as saying.
“After a lot of thought and discussion we’ve decided that surgery is the best opportunity to find a more permanent fix,” he included.
The 29-year-old was a part of Australia’s ICC World Cup squad and had played five matches in which he scalped nine wickets.
“I’m feeling good about the surgery, I’ve spoken to a number of Aussie and Kiwi bowlers who’ve had a similar surgery and they were all very positive about the results,” Bahrendorff said.
Behrendorff will head to New Zealand with his family for surgery in the coming weeks. He will miss the whole domestic summer. His support in the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in October is uncertain, yet the planning of the surgery has been intended to allow him to be fit.
Quick bowler James Pattinson too experienced comparable surgery in 2017, which helped him make a comeback in the Australian group.
“This specific procedure has had great achievement rates in other expert pace bowlers with comparable reoccurring issues,” Behrendorff said.
Behrendorff was ruled out from T20 Blast in late August after having back damage. He showed up in just two matches against Essex and Glamorgan and couldn’t pick a solitary wicket in the two games.
The 29-year-old had ventured away from top-notch cricket totally to play limited overs. He has 126 wickets added to his repertoire with a normal of 23.85 in first-class cricket.