ICC T20 World Cup 2022: England's Jonny Bairstow Ruled Out Until 2023 After Surgery

Updated - 04 Oct 2022, 12:35 PM

Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow (Image Credit: Twitter)

Jonny Bairstow, the wicketkeeper-batsman for England, has released some graphic images of the bizarre leg injury he suffered last month while playing golf. The right-hander was taken out of England’s T20 World Cup team as a result. 

After undergoing successful surgery for a fractured leg and dislocated ankle, Bairstow announced he will not be able to play this season. On Tuesday, Bairstow shared an update on his injuries on Instagram. He stumbled while making his way to a tee box, which resulted in the injury. 

Jonny Bairstow Taking The Attack Again
Jonny Bairstow Taking The Attack Again PC- Twitter

Jonny Bairstow Shares Updates On Injury

He will also miss the Test series against Pakistan in December.

The 33-year-old wrote, “Hello everyone. I am just writing this to give you all an update on my injury and progress.

The actual injury was as such… a broken fibula in 3 places which required a plate, I dislocated my ankle which in turn meant i did my syndesmosis joint and lateral ligament along with a couple more bits. All in all I have done a proper job on it! 

“Anyway… on the positive side the operation went well and I am now 3 weeks post surgery and my staples have been removed,” he added.

“It’s now all about swelling prevention and getting my ankle moving once again. These next few weeks/couple of months are the key to the recovery. 

I Shall Not Be Partaking In Anything More During 2022: Jonny Bairstow

The 33-year-old Bairstow said that it was still too early to predict when he may expect to resume playing, but that he would most likely not do so before the year’s conclusion.

Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow PC- Twitter

“As for a time scale on return to play I’m afraid it is too early to say, the first targets in mind are getting me back on my 2 feet again and making sure it’s right.

One thing is for sure and that is I shall not be partaking in anything more during 2022…however I cannot wait for what 2023 holds!! Thanks for your support as always!!” 

Having been in outstanding form in 2022, scoring 1,061 runs and six hundreds in 10 Test matches, Bairstow has been replaced by Alex Hales in England’s T20 World Cup roster. He still plays a significant role for England’s white-ball sides. 

Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales (Image Credits: Twitter)
Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales (Image Credits: Twitter)

Bairstow has been a crucial member of England’s white-ball side, and his explosive hitting at the top of the order personified the group’s aggressive strategy when they won their first World Cup in 50-over competition in 2019. 

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