A dislocated shoulder drops Sam Billings for five months from Cricket that means ODI against Ireland, t-20 against Pakistan and of course ICC World Cup-19 too.
Sam Billings and his injury
The Englishman, Sam Billings trapped in this injury, while playing for Kent against Glamorgan in the Royal London One Day Cup on Thursday (April 26). Surrey’s wicketkeeper Ben Foakes has been called up as his replacement. He was suffering from an injury at the end of the first over of the game in Cardiff. While diving to stop a ball in the outfield. He treated with oxygen before being led from the playing area and was taken to the hospital where the shoulder put back into place.
The injury has certainly robbed Sam Billings of a chance to press for selection for the upcoming World Cup. With Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler rested for the two games against Ireland and Pakistan. So Sam Billings was ready to play in both and got an opportunity to put his name forward to be the spare batsman in England’s final World Cup-19 squad. Billings’ Kent teammate, Joe Denly, was also in the provisional squad in that role but his place is not yet secure.
Director of Kent Cricket. Paul Downtown
Director of Kent Cricket. Paul Downtown, “Sam has seen a specialist this morning (26th April), where he underwent a scan to assess the extent of his injury. The scan highlighted significant damage to his shoulder, meaning he will require surgical intervention. This surgery has scheduled for next week and it anticipated that he will be back to fitness within three-five months.”
Accordingly, Sam Billings informed his fans through social media too, “Not ideal but life goes on, far worse things happen… More scans tomorrow wait and see what they have to say… wouldn’t recommend dislocating your shoulder, excruciating. This will make me better, I have no doubt.”
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Therefore, A dislocated shoulder drops Sam Billings for five months from Cricket that actually drops him from England’s tight schedule for next days. Hope he’ll come back soon.