Australia spinner Swepson suffers neck fracture, to face lengthy time out
CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA) – It appears that Australia leg spinner Mitchell Swepson has to face a prolonged spell on the sidelines after suffering a rare neck fracture, said his domestic home team Queensland Bulls on Wednesday.
The player, who appeared in three Twenty20 matches for Australia against India in December, experienced pain in his neck before the Big Bash League.
Scans revealed a stress fracture in the C6 vertebrae, an uncommon injury for spinners. Swepson will be ruled out from bowling for six weeks before undergoing tests again to decide his next course of recovery, Queensland said in a statement.
“I’m obviously extremely disappointed that I can’t be out there playing for Queensland right now,” said Swepson. With 23 wickets, he was Sheffield Shield’s top wicket-taker during the first phase of the season in Adelaide.
“But I’m trying to remain positive and will be doing everything that I can to get some games in towards the end of the season,” said the player.