Sydney, Dec 15(ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) has conceded that batsman Shaun Marsh will have to manage the recurring back problem for the rest of his career.
Marsh has been ruled out of action until early next year after suffering a repeat of back problems during Australia’s first Test batting capitulation to South Africa in Cape Town last month.
The 28-year-old has played three Tests and 36 ODIs in the past three years, but has been constantly plagued with back problems and related hamstring strains.
“Shaun has had this back injury two or three times now, so we are obviously conscious of trying to minimize the risk, but when you’re in the game, things happen and it’s hard to control sometimes,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris, as saying.
“It has to be managed, but that is like anything. If you have a hamstring strain, you have got to manage that forever because the biggest predictor of getting an injury is having had one before.”
“Boxing Day is still two weeks away and we want to get him up at the right time. If he can make it for that, great; if not, we’ll have to get him up for the next game … but we have to go through a process so that when he gets back we minimize the risk of it happening again,” he added. (ANI)