Sydney Sixers wicketkeeper and Australia vice-captain Alyssa Healy has been ruled out of the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) season after suffering a finger injury.
Notably, Healy was bit on her right index finger by one of her puppies, suffering a severe laceration which required immediate surgery.
“This is not the news I was hoping for because I love playing in the WBBL and I love the Sydney Sixers. My focus now will be on making a full recovery and returning to play when the time is right. I’ll continue to spend time with the Sixers squad and offer any help I can to help the team and the club thrive for the rest of the competition “I’ll enjoy being able to watch the WBBL from afar as the tournament continues to go from strength to strength,” said Healy.
She is now in a race against time to be fit for Australia’s upcoming tour of India in December.
Healy, 33, has been the stand-in captain for Australia after Megh Lanning was ruled out of the Ashes and the subsequent ODI series in Ireland due to medical reasons and remains unavailable for selection as determined by Cricket Australia’s medical team.