Injury Update

Somerset have suffered a number of injuries over the last few weeks.

We caught up with SCCC Head of Science & Medicine, Jamie Thorpe to find out the latest from the treatment room.

Peter Siddle:

“Peter suffered a nasty wound to his hand in the match at Hampshire which split his webbing on his bowling hand. He also sustained a fracture in his little finger. We are continuing to monitor him, and we have discussed his recovery programme with specialists and we will be guided by the opinions of those specialists. It is likely that the injury will rule him out for a significant period of time.”

Roelof van der Merwe:

“Roelof sustained a fracture to his left middle finger and a fracture to his right index finger in the Essex game. We’ve undertaken imaging and discussed the injuries with specialists and he will be unavailable for selection whilst his fingers heal.”

Lewis Gregory:

“Lewis has split the webbing on his left hand. We are managing the wound and giving it the appropriate time to heal. We will continue to monitor it daily in order to make sure that it is safe for him to return to action.”

Lewis Goldsworthy:

“Lewis suffered a rib injury when he was struck with a ball whilst batting in a Second XI match against Gloucestershire recently. He has returned to Second Team action this week but as a batter only. We will continue to work with him to build back up to fielding and bowling in due course.”