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Scans clear Oram of serious injury

Scans clear Oram of serious injury

The back injury which forced New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram to quit his team's cricket tour to Bangladesh is not serious.
Oram, recently rated the world's best all-rounder, flew home ahead of the second test between New Zealand and Bangladesh, which started Tuesday after rain delays, complaining of stiffness in his lower back.
An MRI scan conducted under the supervision of New Zealand Cricket doctor Rob Campbell showed no serious damage and Oram said he will immediately begin gymnasium work as part of a rehabilitation program.
"It is reassuring to know that it is only a soft tissue injury," Oram said. "I have had some major lower back problems over my career and while you are always hopeful that the latest problem is not a pointer to something more serious, you can never be certain.
"Back problems and fast bowling go hand in hand. I will be reassessed in a week's time by the medical staff and we should be able to get a better indicator then of when I am likely to get back to the bowling crease."
New Zealand will play two test matches in Australia after the Bangladesh tour but it is not yet clear whether Oram will be available for that series.


Updated : 2021-05-13 02:54 GMT+08:00