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Former New Zealand batsman Peter Ingram suffered back and knee injuries after being run over by his tractor.
According to Taranaki Daily News, Ingram was moving cattle on his farm when his tractor capsized on a steep bank.
“I jumped off the tractor and the bank was so steep I landed about five meters in front of it and then it’s run me over and crushed a couple of vertebrae and dislocated my knee,” Ingram said.
Ingram, who represented New Zealand in two Tests, eight ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals, was flown to hospital after he managed to hobble to his neighbour’s house, which was a kilometre away.
Ingram ended up spending six days in hospital before he was discharged.
“The back will heal up 100 per cent, they’ve said, and hopefully I’ll be able to play cricket again sometime, but the knee is a different story,” Ingram said. “I definitely won’t be able to bowl. I’ve busted the MCL [medial collateral ligament] and PCL [posterior cruciate ligament].”
Ingram, who is a teacher at Waitara High School, retired from first-class cricket in 2012, but still plays for Taranaki district.