Joe Mennie doubtful for BBL semifinal after freak injury in the nets

Joe Mennie doubtful for BBL semifinal after freak injury in the nets

Joe Mennie
Joe Mennie. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Australian pacer and 28-year old Sydney Sixers bowler Joe Mennie is now doubtful for the semi-final of the 2016/17 edition of the Big Bash League against the Brisbane Heat after being struck on the head by a swipe from Michael Lumb in the nets. Mennie was bowling to Lumb in the nets when the southpaw, unfortunately, smashed the ball straight back at the face of Mennie who was struck on the forehead.

Brad Haddin, the wicketkeeper of the side also went on to illustrate what exactly took place when it came to the freak incident. He also went on to add that Mennie was an important as well as an outstanding player for them. Even Daniel Hughes, the opening batsman spoke about the freak injury as well.

“It was a bit of a scary incident actually. He was bowling in the nets and Michael Lumb got hold of one straight back and he’s followed through and got him in the head,” Haddin told Sky Sports Radio.

“It was a bit uncomfortable for a couple of minutes but lucky Joe’s all right and he’s available for selection.” I don’t know too much about it, he’s seeing the doctor now,” Sixers batsman Daniel Hughes told reporters.

“Joe’s been outstanding for us. He hasn’t played many games but he’s just great around the group, bowling in the nets, talking about bowling and all that sort of stuff. Hopefully, he’s okay.”

A spokeswoman with the Sixers also went on to add that the doctors with the side were working out a return timeline as well.

“Joe Mennie was struck in the side of his head while bowling during yesterday’s training session and was taken to hospital for assessment and treatment,” a spokeswoman said. “He was monitored and released last night with no complications and will see Cricket Australia doctors today to map out a return to play timeline.”

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