Kane Williamson, New Zealand’s white-ball captain, was seen playing cricket with his daughter a video of it has gone viral on the internet. He, a few days back, broke his silence on the catastrophic injury setback. He said that he is handling his recovery from a right knee injury on a week-by-week basis. Williamson said he hasn’t ruled out playing in New Zealand’s 50-over World Cup campaign, but he’s taking his rehabilitation from a right knee injury one week at a time.
In April, the New Zealand skipper suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture while playing for the Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League. He underwent surgery in New Zealand shortly after and is presently undergoing recovery. While talking about his improvement, Williamson emphasized that his objective is to ensure his knee heals correctly before returning to the field for the World Cup in India.
Kane Williamson playing cricket with his daughter.
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Ticking off those small markers: Kane Williamson
Williamson, while speaking on EspnCricinfo, said, “I’m just trying to keep it week-to-week at the moment. I’m making progress, but I’m not putting a timeline on anything. I haven’t had such a long-term injury before but talking to other people that have, the journey is a bit of a long one so if you look too far ahead it can probably become a little bit daunting.
He added, “Whereas, one week at a time, ticking off those small markers, those little wins that are nice to experience. But also knowing that the journey won’t be completely smooth and you have a few setbacks along the way that you have to navigate. Probably more for sanity and changing things up… just nice to mix up all the gym work and the physio work and rehab-specific stuff to spend a bit of time with some of the other guys that are training. Super keen to get back in the nets, for sure.”
Williamson’s batting guided New Zealand in the both World Cup finals in both 2015 and 2019, where they were beaten in a dramatic Super Over by hosts England. The 32-year-old, who has 6,554 ODI runs and is New Zealand’s skipper in all formats, described his current training as “elementary” and expressed eagerness to return to the nets.