Former Australia captain Steve Smith set to undergo elbow surgery

Jose Verdugo
Enero 12, 2019

Steve Smith's immediate return to global cricket post ban has been put on hold with the former captain set to go under the knife to fix a sore elbow which has forced him to return home from the Bangladesh Premier League.Smith will undergo surgery to repair a ligament in his right elbow and is expected to wear a brace for six weeks.

Meanwhile, he will go under the knife to fix a ligament in his right elbow on Tuesday.

Smith, 29, returned from the Bangladesh Premier League for scans on the injured joint before it was decided he would have surgery.

The setback has come with less than six months remaining for the start of the World Cup tournament in England. The injury is a major blow to Smith, whose 12-month suspension for his involvement in the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal ends on March 28.

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"Return to play timeframes will be clearer once the brace has been removed", a spokesperson for Cricket Australia said.

Smith was asked to return home from Bangladesh where he was playing in Bangladesh Premier League after he felt discomfort while batting.

Smith and Warner have played Sydney grade cricket during their bans, as well as appeared in the Global T20 Canada and Caribbean Premier League.

However, it is still uncertain when Steven Smith and David Warner will return to worldwide cricket, limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch said that both are welcomed in the team.

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