West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards to undergo surgery
Updated - Apr 26, 2016 12:33 pm
Former West Indies speedster Fidel Edwards, who sustained an ankle injury while playing football, will undergo surgery to repair his broken ankle. He sustained the injury last week in a freak accident during the warm-up session ahead of the final day’s play against Yorkshire last Wednesday, reports CMC. Edwards is expected to undergo the surgery late on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old is currently with English county side Hampshire and was expected to spearhead Hampshire’s attack in the English County Championship which began earlier this month. He was attempting to kick the ball when his foot got stuck in the turf, causing him to fall over in pain.
“Unfortunately, Fidel has had a serious break and will have to undergo surgery on Tuesday,” Giles White, Hampshire’s director of cricket, said on Monday.
“It’s a real shame for him. He has been unbelievable since he has been with us and has become an extremely popular member of the club.”
“We will support him through his recovery and look forward to having him back in a Hampshire shirt as soon as possible. He is a class act and the team will miss him.”
The 34-year-old Edwards was brilliant for the club in just a handful of matches towards the end of last season, snaring an amazing 45 wickets.
Edwards’s setback landed a blow to the already injury affected Hampshire this season. They had already lost newly-signed England paceman Reece Topley after he broke his hand while batting.
Hampshire has announced that Edwards’ former West Indies team-mate Tino Best would be brought in as cover.