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Aaron Finch undergoes successful knee surgery, likely to stay away for 10 weeks

Australia’s limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch wasn’t having a fine time with his health lately as he suffered a cartilage tear in his right knee during Australia’s series against West Indies. However, in the latest turn of events, there is an update on Finch’s health as he underwent surgery on 12th August 2021 after completing his mandatory quarantine after coming back from Barbados.

Just before the surgery, Finch gave an update through his official IG handle that he is going under the knife soon. Cricket Australia later updated about the surgery and added that it went well and now the skipper will be on his road to recovery which will take around 10 weeks. It has to be noted that Finch will race against time to get on-field quickly so as to ply his trade in the mega event (T20 World Cup).

 

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His 10 week recovery period will get over on October 21 wherein the group stage of T20 WC 2021 will begin on October 17. Australia’s fixtures might begin after a week that is around October 24 in the Super 12 stage. Australia are in the same group of West Indies, England, and South Africa wherein two other will qualify later.

Aaron Finch suffered the knee injury during the West Indies series in July

Finch suffered his cartilage tear during the T20I series against West Indies at St Lucia but was able to lead the side in the series. However, he sat out of all the three ODIs that followed later as Alex Carey was named as the captain. Australia lost the T20I series 1-4 but won the ODI series.

“I had a little injury just doing a fielding session before I left – I’ve never had any knee problems – and it just started to get a bit sore,” Finch told SEN Radio recently. “The more that we trained and played … stopping and starting, turning, that kind of thing was causing it some issues”.

“So I had a couple of scans in the West Indies and there was a little bit of cartilage, a bit of meniscus damage,” said Finch earlier.

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