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Somerset wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter is set to learn whether the horrific eye injury he suffered during last year’s county season will end his cricketing career.
Kieswetter, who has represented England in the past, is expected to learn whether he will be able to continue playing cricket sometime this week.
Kieswetter suffered the injury when he was hit in the face while playing for Somerset in a County Championship match against Northamptonshire. As a result of being hit, the 27-year-old suffered a broken nose and sustained severe damage to his eye socket and cheekbone.
After having surgery and recovering, Kieswetter decided to represent the Warriors in South Africa’s Ram Slam T20 Challenge. However, it was during that tournament that Kieswetter realised he still had vision problems.
“We’re hoping that after he sees the specialist he’ll have a method of getting his eye back to 100 per cent,” Somerset’s director of cricket Matthew Maynard told the BBC. “The feedback we get from that will be quite instrumental, but potentially it could be career-ending.
“If we were to get him back that would be a huge lift for everyone. But we are planning for him to not be around this season.”