Hendricks likely to be sidelined until December

Hendricks' injury will take at least 12 weeks to heal

Hendricks’ injury will take at least 12 weeks to heal

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

South Africa left-arm pace bowler Beuran Hendricks is likely to be sidelined until December due to a stress fracture in his back.

Hendricks suffered the injury while representing South Africa A during their tour of Australia in July-August.

Shane Jabaar, the Cape Cobras’ physiotherapist, revealed that Hendricks’ injury will take “around 12 weeks” to fully heal.

“He is going to go through a full rehabilitation process which starts quite gently because we have to take a long-term approach to these things,” Jabaar told ESPNcricinfo. “His injury was caused by a combination of workload, poor mechanics and losing his technique which happens when someone does a lot of bowling.”

This means that Hendricks is also set to miss at least half of the South African domestic season.

His injury is a major blow to the Cape Cobras, especially since he was the leading wicket-taker in last year’s Ram Slam T20 Challenge with 28 wickets in 11 matches at a jaw-dropping average of 10.28.

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