Jason Behrendorff To Consider Back Surgery Like James Pattinson
Jason Behrendorff, who made it big in his short cricketing career has become a victim for his back issues more often than not. Despite getting the opportunities on a regular basis, Jason Behrendorff is yet to play a single tournament or a series without any issues to his fitness.
Jason Behrendorff to consult Shane Bond:
However, to counter that, Jason Behrendorff eyeing to follow James Pattinson. He had a similar surgery to his back to make things fall in place. After the surgery, James Pattinson showed his class and received the Test recall for the prestigious Ashes Trophy.
Jason Behrendorff is considering the similar surgery after being ruled out of the recent County clash. And also, he is in doubt for the upcoming domestic games alongside Nathan Coulter-Nile, who also suffer from the same issue for a while.
The duo was expected to take the Test cap for Australia. But just when things have fallen in place for them, the back injury has kept them away from donning white Jersey for Australia. All these have made Jason Behrendorff consider the surgery.
He will miss the Marsh One-Day Cup and Western Australia and Cricket Australia medical staff are considering all options. It includes exploring surgery as well as just an extended rest before the BBL.
If surgery is a more viable option Behrendorff could head to New Zealand soon to consult with Christchurch-based surgeon Grahame Inglis. He performed the surgery on both Bond and Pattinson. Jason wants to know whether he can undergo the procedure that could help prolong his career and potentially get him back playing all three formats.
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However, following the surgery, it takes at least 9 to 12 months for the recovery. With ICC World Cup 2020 on its way, especially, Australia being the host, Behrendorff would like to ask the surgeon whether there can be an alternative.