Kyle Jamieson's cricket future in doubt over impending back surgery
Kyle Jamieson was due to make his comeback in the home Test series against England.
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New Zealand cricketer Kyle Jamieson might be ruled out of international cricket for yet another few months following an impending back surgery he is still due to undergo which might just jeopardise his future in cricket.
Kyle Jamieson was due to make his international comeback in the ongoing home Test series against England, but a sudden repeat of a sharp pain in his back caused the management to decide upon and refrain from allowing Jamieson from participating in the opening Test, so as to not aggravate his injury any further.
Kyle Jamieson had suffered a stress fracture on his back in June 2022
The 28-year-old's injury came into light in June, 2022, when he suffered the fatal stress fracture in New Zealand's tour to England. He was ruled out of any cricketing action for few months, before it was decided that he may just be allowed to make a comeback in the opening Test against a touring England this time.
However, it didn't seem to be a good idea as Jamieson complained of back pain, and scans showed a recurrence of the stress fracture, which brought forth the conclusion that the 6ft 8inch tall pacer hadn't still recovered and needed immediate surgery.
"He's seen a surgeon and he's getting back surgery later in the week, so it's been a challenging and difficult time for Kyle and a big loss for us," said New Zealand head coach Gary Stead. The 51-year-old stated that Jamieson had been the key bowler for the Kiwis for many years and such a sudden exit from cricket will definitely hamper New Zealand's choice for bowlers within the team.
From Jamieson's point of concern, the lanky pacer has remained out of action, and with him having to undergo a back surgery, he will yet again be ruled out for another few months, which will definitely put his cricket career in a major doubt. Gary Stead stated that the management would always keep in touch with Jamieson's progress after his surgery.
"We hope we will know more in three to four months and just what the prognosis is," Stead concluded.