New Zealand Captain, Ross Taylor, may be sidelined for up to six weeks, after suffering a fractured forearm against South Africa, which will also force him to miss the rest of the third test.
The incident occurred when Taylor received a short ball to the forearm region by South African bowler Morne Morkel.
He was immediately in some discomfort as a big lump had formed around the area he had been hit. The medical staff quickly worked on the injury, before Taylor said that he would like to resume his innings.
However, one delivery later, after playing a surprisingly well-timed cut shot, Taylor was clutching his arm in absolute agony, and was rushed to the hospital for an x-ray, leaving him retied hurt on 18.
New Zealand Cricket’s medical director, Ian Murphy, said: “An x-ray confirmed that Ross Taylor has a fracture of the ulna bone of his left forearm. The break is not displaced, which is a positive sign, but we will see an orthopedic surgeon to determine the best course of action and the length of time [Taylor will be] out of the game.”
If Taylor is made to sit out for six weeks, it will be highly unlikely for him to participate in the IPL, which is just around the corner.
As of right now, the cricketing community are praying that Ross Taylor has a successful recovery, and will be seen back on the cricket field, leading his country, in no time at all.