Jason Behrendorff To Undergo Spinal Surgery To Save His Cricketing Career



Author 2019-10-08 07:54:11


Jason Behrendorff, who made it big in his short cricketing career has become a victim for his back issues more often than not. Despite getting the opportunities on a regular basis, Jason Behrendorff is yet to play a single tournament or a series without any issues to his fitness. In order to save his cricketing career, Jason Behrendorff took the decision to undergo spinal surgery.

Jason Behrendorff will fly to New Zealand next week to undergo back surgery, the same surgery that James Pattinson and Shane Bond underwent in the past, to solve a back issue that’s been bothering him for the majority of his career. The surgery effectively rules Behrendorff out of action for the rest of the 2019/20 season.

Surgery is the best thing for permanent fix – Jason Behrendorff

Having said that, the officials feel that Jason Behrendorff will have enough time to get back in the team for the ICC T20I World Cup 2020. Last month Behrendorff had to miss the T20 Blast quarterfinal because of the back injury and was recalled by Western Australia.

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After discussions with specialists and Cricket Australia medical staff Behrendorff has chosen to travel to New Zealand to have surgery next week under spinal surgeon Rowan Schouten.

“After a lot of thought and discussion we’ve decided that surgery is the best opportunity to find a more permanent fix,” Behrendorff said. 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.

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“This particular procedure has had good success rates in other professional pace bowlers with similar reoccurring issues. Red-ball cricket is probably the furthest thing from my mind at the moment,” Behrendorff told cricket.com.au. “I hope it’s not done, though, especially if I go down the path of surgery.

However, following the surgery, it takes at least 9 to 12 months for the recovery. So far, Behrendorff has played 11 ODIs and seven T20Is for Australia with 23 wickets in the bag. He registered his best figures in ODI cricket in the 2019 World Cup league game against England at Lord’s by picking up 5 for 44.


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