AAP Australian Sports – Jason Behrendorff’s path from four straight stress fractures to be one of the finds of the World Cup was mapped out as far back as 16 months ago.

Summary

  • Jason Behrendorff’s path from four straight stress fractures to be one of the finds of the World Cup was mapped out as far back as 16 months ago.
  • Western Australia medical staff – with Justin Langer then coach – began hatching a plan to have Behrendorff and fellow quick Nathan Coulter-Nile fit for the World Cup last March.
  • Like Behrendorff, Coulter-Nile was also forced to overcome numerous injuries – including to the back, shoulder and hamstring – to be ready for the World Cup.
  • “A lot of the stuff we did last year was quite detailed in the planning to have them fit and ready for the World Cup,” Western Australia physio Nick Jones told AAP.
  • Behrendorff’s recovery for the World Cup – some 16 months in the making – has been Australia’s gain.

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