Injured Ellyse Perry undergoes surgery to treat hamstring injury

Ellyse Perry had torn her hamstring during the final group game against New Zealand at the T20 World Cup earlier this month.

Ellyse Perry

Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry is expected to recover over the next six months.   -  Getty Images

Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry, who missed the semifinal and final of the women’s T20 World Cup after suffering a hamstring injury, has successfully undergone a surgery, said coach Matthew Mott.

Perry’s T20 World Cup campaign had ended after she tore her hamstring while attempting an athletic throw during the final group game against New Zealand.

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“Ellyse did have surgery on her hamstring, it’s going well. Her first phase of that is pure rest. She’s in Sydney at the moment recuperating and that’s part of her plan. The recovery is looking good, all our medical staff are happy with how the surgery went,” Mott was quoted as saying by

Perry is likely to take close to six months to recover and was going to miss the limited-overs tour of South Africa as well as the Women’s T20 Challenge games in India. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic bringing sports activities across the world to a halt, Perry won’t be missing a lot of action.

Mott said the break will put the minds of both Perry and pacer Tayla Vlaeminck at ease. Tayla had got injured on the eve of the World Cup.

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“It will still take quite a bit of time (for her to return to bowling) but the fact that everyone else is resting too probably eases (hers and Perry’s) minds a bit, because they’re not missing out on as much as they would have if we’d been over in South Africa,” Mott said.

Perry, the reigning ICC Cricketer of the Year, watched the final from the sidelines as Australia beat India in the World Cup final on March 8 to defend its title.

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