News International – Santner set to return from eight-month injury lay-off

WELLINGTON: Black Caps all-rounder Mitchell Santner, who has been away from cricketing action since sustaining a knee injury in March, has been cleared to play cricket after undergoing surgery.

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  • Santner set to return from eight-month injury lay-off WELLINGTON: Black Caps all-rounder Mitchell Santner, who has been away from cricketing action since sustaining a knee injury in March, has been cleared to play cricket after undergoing surgery.
  • However, after a series of scans revealed a bone defect in his right knee, Santner had to take time off the sport to undergo surgery.
  • “He’s been bowling and batting and progressing really well with his knee, so club cricket’s the next step for him,” New Zealand’s high-performance manager, Bryan Stronach, said.
  • “We’ll assess to see how he’s going after that, whether he carries on playing club cricket, or we progress towards the other stuff.
  • “The Sri Lankan stuff could be on the table if all goes well, but I think for him it’s, ‘let’s get through club cricket and then we’ll reassess from there,’” added Stronach.


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