New Zealand’s ace player, Kane Williamson has landed in New Zealand to undergo a further and detailed assessment of his injured knee.
Not only Williamson’s participation in the IPL has been curtailed, but his chances of playing in the ODI World Cup are also fragile.
Moreover, Williamson suffered this injury when playing in the IPL for his new franchise, Gujarat Titans.
However, his injury became so severe that he was ruled out for the remainder of the tournament.
On the other hand, Gujarat Titans have also confirmed that Williamson will not be taking further part in the tournament.
Now, this injury is a major setback for his national side as well.
As Williamson is a vital part of the Kiwi side, therefore, head coach Gary Stead and the team management will hope that he makes the recovery on time.
For now, his availability remains in a cliffhanger position for New Zealand.
Moreover, Williamson will be consulting specialists who will take out a time frame for his recovery.
Williamson says his injury is not very painful
Meanwhile, Williamson is not too perturbed by his injury and he is hopeful of making a full recovery.
Furthermore, he looked in quite high spirits as well and was positive that he will recover on time.
As quoted by a news agency, Williamson said,
It’s not too painful at the moment.
If Williamson will not get to play in the ODI World Cup later this year, then New Zealand’s chances of winning are jeopardized.
He is now wearing a heavy knee brace to keep his injured knee supported.
Additionally, he also looked in some pain that indicates that it will take him some time to recover from the injury.
The ODI World Cup will start on the 5th of October in India.
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