England’s cricketer Jonny Bairstow confirmed his comeback to the field in 2023. A golf accident left him with a broken leg and a dislocated ankle that restricted the cricketer from playing in England’s T20 World Cup campaign.
Bairstow will be missing England’s Test tour of Pakistan as well in December.
Earlier, he had mustered 681 runs at an average of 75.6, smashing four centuries. Bairstow’s surgery was successful and he shared the intensity of his injury on Instagram.
“I am just writing this to give you all an update on my injury and progress. The actual injury was as such… a broken fibula in 3 places which required a plate, I dislocated my ankle which in turn meant I did my syndesmosis joint and lateral ligament along with a couple more bits. All in all, I have done a proper job on it! Anyway… on the positive side, the operation went well and I am now three weeks post surgery and my staples have been removed. It’s now all about swelling prevention and getting my ankle moving once again. These next few weeks/couple of months are the key to the recovery,” his post read
He would have been a part of the T20 World Cup squad but due to his surgery, he won’t be able to be part of tournaments for the rest of the year. Hopefully, he’ll make a better comeback next year.
Bairstow is now 33 and stated it was too early for him to return and he won’t be back this year.
“One thing is for sure and that is I shall not be partaking in anything more during 2022 … however I cannot wait for what 2023 holds,” he said.
Alex Hales has taken Bairstow’s position in the England T20 World Cup squad. Bairstow was in excellent form in 2022, hitting 1,061 runs and six hundred in 10 Test matches. He is still an important part of England’s white-ball team.