Friday 27 June 2008 

Brad Haddin To Return To Australia After Injury

Cricket Australia today advised wicket-keeper Brad Haddin will return to Australia after not recovering sufficiently from a broken ring finger on his right hand, suffered during the first Test of Australia’s VB Tour of the West Indies 2008.

Haddin, who has played with the broken finger through the final two Test matches and the first one-day international against the West Indies, will depart Grenada today to continue his recovery in Australia.

Australian team physiotherapist Justin Steer said:

“Brad has a fractured right ring finger which he suffered during the first Test against the West Indies in Jamaica. This injury has now got to the point where it is limiting his capabilities as a player and therefore he is going home to seek appropriate further treatment.”

West Australian wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi, who made his international debut in Australia’s Twenty20 game against the West Indies last week in Barbados, will remain with the squad until the completion of the tour.

© Cricket Australia

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