Kane Williamson Expected to Miss ODI World Cup 2023. After the injury, Williamson went back to New Zealand for medical attention. The scans have verified that he has a ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his right knee. It is probable that Kane Williamson will not be able to participate in the ODI World Cup in India later this year. The New Zealand captain will have to undergo surgery to treat his right knee, which he injured while playing for Gujarat Giants (GT) in the current IPL.
Kane Williamson Expected to Miss ODI World Cup
After the injury, Williamson went back to New Zealand for medical attention. The scans have verified that he has a ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his right knee.
While fielding for the holders against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Ahmedabad, Williamson sustained the injury. “Kane Williamson Expected to Miss ODI World Cup“
As per the statement from New Zealand Cricket, the right-handed batter will undergo surgery within the next three weeks.
After receiving the news, Williamson expressed his gratitude for the support he received from his franchise and NZC following the injury.
“I’ve received great support over the past few days and want to thank both the Gujarat Titans and New Zealand Cricket for that,” – he said.
“Naturally it’s disappointing to get such an injury, but my focus now is on having the surgery and starting rehab.
“It’s going to take some time, but I’ll be doing everything I can to get back on the field as soon as possible,” – he added.
Based on the standard rehabilitation period for this type of injury, it is unlikely that Kane Williamson Expected to Miss ODI World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in October-November.
“I look forward to doing what I can to support Gary (Stead) and the team over the next few months,” – Williamson said.
According to coach Stead from New Zealand, it seems highly unlikely for Williamson to recover in time for the World Cup and it highly chances that Kane Williamson Expected to Miss ODI World Cup.
“You take Kane the player for a start, but then Kane the leader and the person he is within our group as well, it’s a huge spanner in the works for us,” – Stead said.
“We haven’t given up hope that he might be right but at this stage it does look unlikely. Our first thoughts are with Kane at the moment, it’s a tough time for him, it’s not an injury you expect…it hits you pretty hard.” – Williamson had quit Test captaincy in December 2022 but leads the Black Caps in the limited overs format. He has played 161 ODIs, scoring 6554 runs at an average of 47.83.
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