Spinal surgery leaves Behrendorff out for the season
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Australian World Cup pace bowler Jason Behrendorff is to undergo spinal surgery and will miss the entire 2019-20 home season.
Behrendorff impressed during the latter stages of the World Cup campaign in England but returned with increased lower back pain related to a recurrent lumbar stress fracture that has troubled him since 2015.
It has not responded to rest or treatment in the three months since.
Jason Behrendorff ripped through eventual champions England in a World Cup group match.Source:AFP
After consultation with specialists and Western Australian Cricket Association and Cricket Australia medical staff, Behrendorff will head to New Zealand to undergo surgery next week with 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,” said Behrendorff. “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.
“This particular procedure has had good success rates in other professional pace bowlers with similar recurring issues.”
Originally published asSpinal surgery leaves Behrendorff out for the season