Meg Lanning to miss Kia Super League with shoulder injury
Australian Women’s team captain Meg Lanning has suffered an injury to her right shoulder and will not be taking part in the upcoming Kia Super League for the Surrey Stars.
According to Southern Stars physiotherapist Kate Mahony, Lanning has suffered a cartilage tear in her right shoulder and will undergo rehabilitation in Brisbane.
“Meg has been experiencing right shoulder pain over the past few weeks,” said Mahony.
“Following scans, we have identified a cartilage tear in her right shoulder.
“As a result, we have made the decision to keep Meg in Brisbane where she will undergo rehabilitation in preparation for the Southern Stars tour of Sri Lanka in September and upcoming Australian summer.”
Lanning said that she was “extremely disappointed” to miss out on playing in the inaugural edition of the Kia Super League and is focussed on returning to full fitness for the tour of Sri Lanka later this year.
“I’m extremely disappointed not to be able to head over to England to play in the Kia Super League.
“The tournament concept and growth of women’s cricket across the globe is fantastic and I would have loved to have taken part.
“My priority now is focusing on my rehabilitation to ensure I am 100% for the tour of Sri Lanka in September.”
Ebony Rainford-Brent, the General Manager of Surrey Stars wished Lanning a speedy recovery and hoped that the 24-year-old will feature for the side in the future.
“Meg is one of the top players in the world - and has been pleasure to work with in the run up to the tournament - so it’s really disappointing that she isn’t going be able to join us this year.
“We hope to see her in the colours of the Surrey Stars in the future and everyone at Surrey wishes her a speedy recovery.”
In a press release by the England and Wales Cricket Board, it was revealed that a replacement for Lanning will be named in the due course of time.
The inaugural edition of the Kia Super League is all set to get underway on 30th July with the game between Yorkshire Diamonds and Loughborough Lightning in Leeds.
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