Ponting to undergo surgery on his fractured fingerBy IANS
Monday, January 3, 2011
SYDNEY - Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who missed the final Ashes Test, will undergo a surgery on his fractured finger Tuesday.
Ponting will also be out of the Commonwealth Bank ODI series against England, but is expected to be fit in time for the World Cup starting Feb 19.
“Ricky had further X-rays today on his fractured finger which have shown that the bone fragment has further displaced and will not heal without surgery. As such Ricky will have surgery tomorrow,” said Cricket Australia physio therapist Alex Kountouris.
“He is expected to miss the Commonwealth Bank One-day International series against England and recover in time for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup on the sub-continent.”
India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are to co-host the World Cup Feb 19-April 2.