Women’s Sport: Ellyse Perry undergoes surgery on hamstring injury


Ellyse Perry was forced to watch from the sidelines as Australia retained the T20 World Cup earlier this month, but it seems as though it won’t be long until she regains full fitness.

The all-rounder, who missed the knock-out stages of the competition with a hamstring injury, after throwing the ball off-balance in the Aussies group stage encounter with New Zealand, has successfully undergone surgery.

Head coach Matthew Mott told journalists that Perry’s recovery is going well so far. “Ellyse did have surgery on her hamstring,” he said. “Her first phase of that is pure rest. She’s in Sydney at the moment recuperating and that’s part of her plan.The recovery is looking good, all our medical staff are happy with how the surgery went.”

Whilst gyms and training centres have been closed down for the time being due to coronavirus fears, Perry’s rehab program is still expected to continue as scheduled.

Australia’s next set of fixtures are not until October, where they face New Zealand and Mott hopes Perry will be fully fit in time for those matches, if they still go ahead.

Tayla Vlaeminck, Australia’s other premier first-bowler, was also ruled out of the World Cup through injury because of stress fractures in her right foot. Mott stressed that this time off, especially with no other cricket currently being played, will do the 21 year old the world of good.

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