Shannon Gabriel to fly back home with ankle injury

Shannon Gabriel to fly back home with ankle injury
Shannon Gabriel bowled just 10 overs for West Indies in the first innings of the first Test in Hobart.
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West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel is set to return home from the ongoing tour of Australia after picking up an ankle injury in the first Test in Hobart.

Earlier in the week, Gabriel was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his left ankle and was subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the first Test match.

The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed in a media release that Gabriel will be returning to Trinidad to continue his rehabilitation process.

“The management of the West Indies team today announced that fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been ruled out of the ongoing Test Series against Australia in Australia.

“The 27-year-old suffered a stress reaction in left ankle bone while bowling in the first innings of the first Test match at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart.

“He will return to Trinidad in the coming days to continue his rehabilitation.

“A replacement player will be named in the coming days.” 

West Indies will now head to Sydney to play the second Test match with the series currently positioned 1-0 in favour of Australia.

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