18 December 2017
   
SA: ANC votes for new President Monday
Grace secured $10mln for G40 power grab
Court: Mengistu aide jailed for war crimes
Graft: Perm Sec spends weekend in jail
Mugabe priest: Grace will get justice
Riot police called as Zanu PF brawls
Rural Zimbabweans unaware Mugabe gone
Man calls Mnangagwa a murderer, arrested
MORE NEWS
A faint hope for Zimbabwe
Cashless solution for cash crisis
MORE BUSINESS
Rape: Prosecutors won't charge Nelly
Divisive South African film eyes Oscars
MORE SHOWBIZ
Mapeza eyes Ghana and Zambia players
Zimbabwe embrace underdog status
MORE SPORTS
Opposition lacks effective leadership
Change must follow Mugabe’s fall
MORE OPINION
 
‘Pasi!’: The slogan that must now die
Zimbabwe: Chance for a new beginning
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Injured Chatara out for six months
22/04/2015 00:00:00
by ESPN
 
 
RELATED STORIES

ZIMBABWE fast bowler Tendai Chatara has been ruled out of cricket for nearly six months, after fracturing his left leg. Chatara, 24, sustained the injury last week while playing soccer to keep fit during the domestic off-season.

Chatara had collided with one of the goalkeepers, and though a specialist recommended that there was no need for surgery, an X-ray confirmed the player suffered an oblique fracture of the tibia (shin bone) and a transverse fracture of the fibula (calf bone).

"I discussed with the specialist the available options," Anesu Mupotaringa, Zimbabwe's physiotherapists, said. "He advised conservative management, saying that compared to an operation, that treatment will have fewer side effects which will enable the player to have fewer problems when he starts practice and playing again. We also have a diet plan in place which is high in calcium to promote quick healing and strong bones."

Chatara will be in a full cast immobilisation for four weeks, and a below-knee cast immobilisation for six weeks, depending on the X-ray results after the first four weeks. A programme is also being set up for him to continue working on his upper body and core while his leg heals.

Chatara played all six of Zimbabwe's matches in the World Cup, emerging as their highest wicket-taker with 10 scalps at an average of 34.20.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker