It has come as a great shock not only for the Melbourne Renegades Women but Australian Women as spinner Georgia Wareham suffered a devastating injury, rupturing her ACL, the tissue connecting thigh bone and shin bone. The injury occurred while she was fielding against Adelaide Strikers Women in the recent WBBL game on Wednesday.
The injury has now put serious doubt for Wareham’s next year's Ashes and ODI World Cup participation.
"She had an ACL rupture on the same knee at the age of 14 whilst playing AFL which was reconstructed using a synthetic (LARS) ligament," Australian team doctor Pip Inge was quoted as saying.
"Whilst in the field yesterday she had an instability episode of the left knee resulting in a rupture of the graft. As a result, she will be unavailable for the remainder of the WBBL season. Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria medical staff are working in consultation with Georgia on the longer-term management plan,” he added.
Wareham has appeared in 23 ODIs, one Test and 35 T20Is for the Southern Stars and is a key member of the Australian team. In this WBBL, Wareham picked had picked three wickets in two innings and scored 18 runs.