West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who retired from international cricket earlier this year, has been ruled out of the remainder of the Vitality T20 Blast 2022. However, he is expected to return to the Hundred to play for London Spirit after the knee surgery.
The 35-year-old former West Indies all-rounder Pollard had suffered a knee injury early on in the Vitality T20 Blast 2022 and he underwent surgery on his left knee on Tuesday morning.
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In an official statement released by Surrey, it was stated that the surgery will keep Kieron Pollard out of action for four to six weeks and as a result, the star player will miss the remainder of the competition.
“Despite treatment, he has failed to improve significantly and therefore a decision was taken to gain a surgical opinion,” Surrey said in a statement.
“He has undergone successful surgery this [Tuesday] morning which will keep him out of action for the next four to six weeks whilst he rehabilitates.”
Notably, Pollard was a marquee signing for Surrey as one of their two overseas players alongside Sunil Narine.
This is hugely frustrating – Kieron Pollard
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Former West Indies captain Kieron Pollard after being ruled out of the rest of the T20 Blast said that it is a “hugely frustrating” development for him.
“This is hugely frustrating as we have been a dominant force and I felt I was part of something special,” Pollard said.
“But I wish the lads all the best for the rest of the campaign whilst I get myself fit and firing again.”
Pollard scored 99 runs for Surrey in 5 innings in the tournament and his strike rate was terrific as he scored his runs with a strike rate of 141.42. Also, he bagged one wicket and one catch in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Surrey have already qualified for the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast with nine wins and a no-result from their first ten games.
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