Steve Smith Set to Undergo Surgery to Fix Injured Elbow

Paola Ditto
Gennaio 12, 2019

But Smith's New Year did not start well as far as fitness is concerned since an injury in the elbow saw him getting ruled out of a number of franchise cricket tournaments - the only format he has been playing over the last 10 months.

A ligament in Smith's right elbow is the cause for concern.

Smith underwent scans on the elbow after coming back home from the Bangladesh Premier League overnight.

A previous elbow issue flared up while the former Australian captain was skippering the Comilla Victorians in the BPL, who was seen with heavy strapping over the irritated area in the two games he played in for them.

Steve Smith's immediate return to worldwide cricket post ban has been put on hold with the former captain set to go under the knife to fix a sore elbow which has forced him to return home from the Bangladesh Premier League.Smith will undergo surgery to repair a ligament in his right elbow and is expected to wear a brace for six weeks.

Smith was initially expected to return to worldwide cricket in a one-day series against Pakistan in April. He has also played regular grade cricket for Sutherland and has trained with the New South Wales and Sydney Sixers squads but now faces an even bigger challenge to be ready for the demands of a World Cup campaign.

Smith was due to play in the Pakistan Super League in February and March and then for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, which is due to begin on March 23. The batsman last played an ODI for Australia in January 2018, against England.

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