Kane Williamson sustained a knee injury during the first match of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League. While attempting to prevent a six, he landed awkwardly, leading to his withdrawal from the tournament. Unfortunately, this injury is likely to sideline him for the upcoming ODI World Cup. Nevertheless, Williamson is determined to recover swiftly and regain his form in order to secure a spot in the squad.
In terms of his progress, the 32-year-old cricketer emphasized that his primary objective is to allow his knee to fully heal. He shared a gym training video, acknowledging that he is not yet at 100% fitness but remains optimistic about returning to the nets in the near future, signaling his eagerness to resume cricketing activities.
“Very much just trying to keep it week-to-week at the moment. I haven’t had such a long-term injury before. But talking to other people that have, the journey is a bit of a long one so if you look too far ahead it probably can become a little bit daunting. Whereas, one week at a time, ticking off those small markers, those little wins that are nice to experience. But also knowing that the journey won’t be completely smooth and you have a few setbacks along the way that you have to navigate,”
The captain further mentioned that his training routine is simple to avoid rushing and potential setbacks. Nonetheless, he maintains a positive outlook and expects to make an earlier comeback than initially anticipated.
“Probably more for sanity and changing things up. Just nice to mix up all the gym work and the physio work. And rehab specific stuff to spend a bit of time with some of the other guys that are training. I’ll be out for a little while but super keen to get back in the nets, for sure,”
Williamson further added.
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