Simon Katich Achilles Tendonitis
Simon Katich suffered an injury blow by limping through most of day three of the Ashes Match in Adelaide with a “heel” problem.
This was later clarified as being an Achilles swelling see -Lump on Achilles Tendon .
His pain was compounded further by knowing that he was going to have to bat for a long period to help Australia save the game.
He also managed to get himself run out in the first innings without facing a ball!
Australia’s captain Ricky Pointing later admitted that
“He’s been pretty hindered in the field.
His achilles is quite badly swollen and we have got him on and off the ground a couple of times to get some ice on it knowing that he’s got plenty of batting to do over the next couple of days.”
In fact Katich did manage to bat for a few hours until after lunch before being dismissed caught behind for 43.
The Australian Medical Team have a lot to do if they want to try and get him fit for the Third Test in Perth starting on the 16th December. It depends on how bad the Katich Achilles tendonitis injury is and whether he has had significant previous problems here. As Achilles Tendonitis is a degenerative condition this is very likely. See Achilles Tendonitis Injury- Your Top 10 Questions Answered for much more information.
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