England discard Craig Kieswetter suffers terrible eye injury

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Craig Kieswetter, one of the wicket keepers used by England in the limited overs matches not so long ago has suffered a brutal facial injury. The 26-year-old Craig Kieswetter, who plays for Somerset, was smashed on his face by a bouncer from Northamptonshire’s David Willey during the ongoing LV=County Championship Division One match on Saturday at Northampton.

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Kieswetter has been diagnosed with a broken nose, a fractured cheek bone and a badly damaged right eye. Fortunately, the 26-year-old’s injury is not career threatening and will not have a lasting damage to the eye.

The Somerset wicket keeper was batting on 14 when he had to retire hurt at the County Ground. Kieswetter took to twitter posting a selfie of his badly injured eye and nose. This is what Kieswetter had tweeted:

Injury update: broken nose and a fractured orbital socket. Surgery is required but thankfully no lasting damage to the eye..

Craig Kieswetter

Craig Kieswetter

For the record Craig Kieswetter has played 46 ODIs and 25 T20Is for England. Used as an attacking opener by England, Kieswetter has a century and five fifties in ODIs with a decent average of around 30.00 having made his debut in 2014. He also has three T20I fifties to his name. Kieswetter like Kevin Pietersen has come over from South Africa whom he had represented in the Under 19s.

Posted by on July 15, 2014. Filed under England. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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