Cricket star undergoes emergency surgery after horror injury

Yahoo! New Zealand Sport July 10, 2012, 2:39 pm

South Africa's eagerly awaited tour of England got off to a gruesome start after their wicketkeeper Mark Boucher was forced to undergo emergency surgery after being hit in the eye by a flying bail.

Boucher is reported to have suffered a laceration to the sclera, otherwise known as the white of the eyeball.

The horror incident happened on the first day of a two-day match at Taunton.

The bail came off a ball bowled by Imran Tahir and Boucher was powerless to avoid the bail's ricochet.

Tour officials are waiting to hear whether the surgery would rule Boucher out or the nine- week trip.

But the injury could also signal a sad end to his 15-year international career.

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9 Comments

  1. Sparrow06:38pm Tuesday 10th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    He's got something to collapse clutching himself about....a potentially major and very painful injury....unlike other sports.....

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  2. minette laraine06:19pm Tuesday 10th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    they should invent something to protect these players from these types of injuries.

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  3. skypilot04:40pm Tuesday 10th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    ya get that , particularly if you play with hard balls . this is why the ' black caps " and their management need to have testicular checks ! URGENTLY ! otherwise we as a nation will be doomed to softball as a side attraction to the HARDBALLLS GAME . !

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  4. Jordan04:35pm Tuesday 10th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Hope you get back to end a fabulous career with style.

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  5. Michael04:17pm Tuesday 10th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    *gap*

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  6. Michael04:16pm Tuesday 10th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    well done antony the bail would go through the cap between the grill and helmet if he did wear it

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  7. Jacques03:50pm Tuesday 10th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Spinners you f#$^&*g IDIOT!!! Most wicketkeepers don't wear a helmet if the spinners are bowling.

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  8. ANTONY03:45pm Tuesday 10th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    where his dam helmet, halfwit

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  9. ANTONY03:45pm Tuesday 10th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    where his dam helmet, halfwit

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