Ashton Turner dominated out of Perth Scorchers’ BBL season after knee surgical procedure

Perth Scorchers have suffered a major blow to their BBL title defence with captain Ashton Turner dominated out for the rest of the match following surgical procedure on his knee.

Turner limped off the sector after bowling one supply in opposition to Hobart Hurricanes on Wednesday, however initially the prognosis had sounded moderately hopeful. Nevertheless, he underwent surgical procedure on Friday morning to restore a meniscus tear in his proper knee and will not characteristic once more on this BBL marketing campaign.

“The incident noticed him go away the sector and take no additional half within the match, with subsequent scans revealing surgical procedure was required,” a Scorchers assertion mentioned. “An actual timeframe for Turner’s return will probably be decided sooner or later.”

Turner had been managing the knee drawback all through the season and didn’t characteristic in Western Australia’s final two Sheffield Defend matches earlier than the BBL break. It is understood that surgical procedure had at all times been on the playing cards however Scorchers had hoped to get him by way of the competitors.

Scorchers are actually working by way of who will exchange Turner as captain with a choice to be made earlier than they face Melbourne Renegades at Optus Stadium on Boxing Day.

Australia wicketkeeper Josh Inglis is the official vice-captain, though different names might additionally come into consideration, together with allrounder Aaron Hardie, who shared management duties in opposition to Hurricanes after Turner went off.

Turner secured an IPL deal price AU$178,000 with Lucknow Tremendous Giants, who will probably be coached by Justin Langer, within the public sale on Tuesday. That match is because of begin round March 22.

Scorchers, who’re aiming for a hat-trick of titles, are at present second within the desk with two wins from three matches. Their first sport of the season in opposition to Renegades in Geelong was deserted resulting from a harmful pitch.

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