T20 World Cup 2021: There Is No Quick Fix - Kane Williamson Gives An Update On His Injury Status

Updated - 26 Oct 2021, 04:37 PM

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Twitter)

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has provided an update on his injury status ahead of his side’s Super 12s round opening match against Pakistan on October 26, 2021, in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021. Williamson had missed the last league match for his Indian Premier League (IPL) side Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the recently concluded IPL 2021 due to the flaring up of his elbow injury.

Williamson, who is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of the modern era, and who led the New Zealand side to the finals of the 2019 ICC World Cup, has been battling a niggling elbow injury for quite some time now, which has hampered him every now and then.

According to a report on NZ Herald, Williamson stated he needed to manage the injury throughout the tournament. The report also stated that Williamson said that was the reason behind him not batting against England during the side’s second warmup fixture.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Twitter)

“It’s just been an ongoing battle really, on the whole it’s shown improvement but every now and again it seems to be a bit more bothersome.

“It is feeling a bit better now and I think these tendon issues are often a loading problem, so there is a bit of a delicate balance to strike. It flared up a little after the Australian game, and I just tried to manage the load after that, so it meant not batting in the England game”, said Williamson.

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Meanwhile, with a packed international schedule for the national side, as New Zealand will travel to India for a series of 3 T20Is and 2 Test matches after the conclusion of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Williamson has acknowledged that surgery wasn’t an immediate option.

Kane Williamson and Gary Stead
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and head coach Gary Stead. Credits: Twitter

He said: “It has shown signs of improvement which is promising, it’s just a tough balance to strike – you’re always keen to get out on the field and play, and part of playing is preparing, and then it’s having those conversations with the physio around how that all looks and trying to be smart with that. The medical staff I’ve spoken to are fully aware and educate me on the fact that it is a bit of a long-term solution. There’s no quick fix.”

New Zealand will be eyeing a good start to their T20 World Cup campaign, having lost both of their warmup fixtures. First to Australia while defending a sub-par total, and then to England while chasing a big score.

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