Tuesday 24 April 2007 

Andy Flower On The Road To Recovery

Essex batsman Andy Flower has spoken to the Essex CCC website upon his return from Munich where he underwent treatment on his hip injury.

Essex Physio Mark Thomas reported prior to the start of the season that: “Andy has an osteochondral defect on his left femoral head in his hip. This is damage to the articular cartilage at the end of the bone.”

After arriving back from Munich, Andy issued the following statement to the ECCC website (www.essexcricket.org.uk):

“I’ve had my treatment in Germany to accelerate the healing of the cartilage and I’ve had two injections over the last two weeks, with one more to come. At present we can’t put a time on my playing return.”

Commenting on weekend media reports linking him to a full-time coaching position with the ECB National Academy, Andy told the ECCC website (www.essexcricket.org.uk):

“Having been out of the country I’ve not seen the recent press speculation but at the moment all I am thinking about is playing. That said, it is fair to say coaching is an area I am looking into for my future once I retire from playing.”