Knee Injury Rules Bravo Out Of World Cup
West Indies all-rounder and vice-captain Dwayne Bravo's Cricket World Cup is over after he was diagnosed with knee ligament damage.
Bravo fell awkwardly during his side's opening match against South Africa and played no further part in the match. An MRI scan revealed a sprain of his anterior cruciate ligament and torn cartilage in his left knee.
Bravo will now return home to the West Indies for more orthapaedic assessments and begin the recovery period which is expected to last around four weeks.
“This is a blow for us," coach Ottis Gibson said.
"Dwayne is our vice-captain and one of the key members of our team. He has been showing good form with the bat and batted well against South Africa on Thursday. He is also a livewire in the field and a reliable bowler. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he gets back on the field soon.”
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) are set to announce a replacement for Bravo once they gain approval from the International Cricket Council (ICC).
They continue their World Cup campaign when they play the Netherlands in Delhi on Monday 28th February.
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