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Alyssa Healy undergoes surgery on her injured hand

Last updated on 22 Oct 2023 | 10:04 AM
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Alyssa Healy undergoes surgery on her injured hand

The Sydney Sixers and Australia wicketkeeper is believed to have sustained the injury at home

Alyssa Healy's Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) season is in jeopardy after undergoing surgery on her injured left hand following an accident at home on Saturday (October 21). Healy went through with the surgery on Sunday (October 22), but the statement from Sydney Sixers did not provide the nature of the surgery or how long she is expected to be out.

However, they have not named a replacement for the wicketkeeper-batter, which indicates that her season may not be over yet. The Sixers next play Brisbane Heat at the North Sydney Oval on Tuesday (October 24). 

"No further details of the accident or injury are clear at this time, with further details to be communicated in due course. She has not been replaced on the Sixers' roster," the statement read.

Kate Pelle will don the gloves in Healy's absence. It will be the 17-year-old wicketkeeper's third WBBL game to go with her appearances in the first two games of the season against Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder. 

Middle-order batter Mathilda Carmichael too, was ruled out of the match against Sydney Thunder following a back strain that she sustained during training on Saturday. Gabby Sutcliffe, too was unavailable due to an injury and the Big Bash has approved Frankie Nicklin as an emergency 13th player only as a substitute fielder against Thunder.

The Sixers have lost both their matches in the WBBL so far. Healy, who played in the first game, managed a run-a-ball 10 against the Stars as her side went down by just a couple of runs, chasing 166.

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