Mitchell Santner, the all-rounder from New Zealand has revealed horrifying stitches on his leg. Everything was good smooth and steady for the Kiwi all-rounder until he played the 5th ODI match against the Three Lions. A few weeks back, he was handed his first Indian Premier League (IPL) contract, and that too from one of the most consistent sides, Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
However, the joy didn’t last long enough for him, as while playing an ODI against England, Santner felt a strong discomfort in his leg.
Later on, the scan reports revealed that Santner is suffering from a bone defect, because of which it is of utmost importance for him to opt for a knee surgery.
As a result, Santner will have to sit on the sidelines for a minimum of six to a maximum of nine months.
The 26-year-old from Hamilton revealed the stitches on his leg on Instagram, and the picture has left everyone scared. The caption of the image reads “Happy Easter! #tourderehab”.
The New Zealand fans want him to be fit and healthy before the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup which is coming up next year.
What Mike Hesson said about the injury
Santner’s injury felt like a blow of hammer for the New Zealand cricketers and support staff.
Speaking about the injury, head coach Mike Hesson said “On a personal level everyone feels for Mitchell (Santner). He’s a popular guy in the changing room and he’s well respected for the work he puts in for the side.”
“Mitchell is a key player in all three formats for us, so we’ll certainly miss him in the upcoming series (against England). It’s important though that he gets this fixed and we have him back for what is a big next 18 months for us,” he further added.
Leggie Todd Astle replaced Santner in his national side, while CSK is yet to announce a replacement. James Bradberry Jersey