Western Australia’s D’Arcy Short suffers bizarre injury ahead of JLT One-Day Cup
All-rounder Marcus Stoinis will also miss out the first fixture.
Updated - Sep 18, 2018 1:20 pm
Defending champions Western Australia have suffered further setbacks ahead of their opening fixture of the JLT One-Day Cup as D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis and Matt Kelly have been ruled out with injuries. The trio will have to miss out on Western Australia’s clash against New South Wales at the WACA in Perth on Tuesday. Simon Mackin, Will Bosisto and Sam Whiteman have been called up as replacements for the injured players. WA will be forced to name their final XI minutes before the toss.
Star all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is still nursing a hamstring injury he sustained during his stint with Kent in the T20 Blast in England. But Australian batsman D’Arcy Short suffered a bizarre injury ahead of the game. Earlier this month, Short was bitten on his left hand by his own dog and he, therefore, required stitches.
Short’s unlucky incident
The injured players should, however, be back in the side ahead of Western Australia’s clash against South Australia on Saturday. WACA Sports Science Medicine Manager Nick Jones said, “D’Arcy had an unlucky incident two weeks ago while playing with his dog, where his hand got in the way of a dog toy and the bite caused a deep laceration to the palm of his hand.
“He needed a few stitches and surgical washout but has returned to batting and catching balls this week, and is on track for selection in Round 2. Marcus and Matt are both very close to being cleared to play, but we would prefer not to rush anyone back at the beginning of the season and want to ensure they have fully recovered from injury before returning to play,” Jones added.
Injuries have been rife ahead of the One-Day Cup. New South Wales skipper Peter Nevill has been ruled out with a broken thumb, while Tasmania’s all-rounder James Faulkner will have to sit out due to a calf injury which he picked up while playing for Lancashire during the Vitality Blast.