‘It’s a confirmed fracture’: Head injury assessment puts star in doubt for World Cup after Aussies cop caning from Proteas
Travis Head is in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup after he suffered a fractured hand in Australia’s horror 164-run loss to South Africa in the fourth one-day international at Centurion.
Head was struck a painful blow on his left hand from a rising ball by Proteas paceman Gerald Coetzee before retiring hurt two overs later on 17 as Australia were knocked over for 252 on Friday (Saturday AEST) in response to South Africa’s mammoth 5-416.
The unavailability of Head, an explosive weapon at the top of the order, would place a dent in Australia’s hopes to win the World Cup, now just three weeks away.
“It’s a confirmed fracture,” Australia coach Andrew McDonald said.
“As to the nature of what sort of time frame that lends itself to, that will be assessed tomorrow.
“I think he’s going to go in for more scans tomorrow to get a detail of that, then we’ll work out the management of it from there.<