Shoulder injury forces early end to Jackson Bird’s Kent stay

Jackson Chook will bear remedy again in Australia after a shoulder harm restricted his 2022 County Championship stint to simply three appearances for Kent.

The membership confirmed on Tuesday that right-arm seamer Chook had been suggested by a specialist to fly residence to start rehabilitation on the torn tendon which pressured him from the sphere throughout their Division One innings defeat to Hampshire final month.

Chook’s harm prompted Kent to recall Grant Stewart from an meant one-month mortgage spell at Sussex after only one sport to bolster their seam assault. However the membership had additional trigger for concern when Stewart, the bowling allrounder who scored 90 within the second innings of Kent’s draw with Yorkshire on Sunday, batted with a runner after injuring his hamstring whereas bowling the day prior to this. Stewart’s harm is because of be assessed within the coming days.

Matt Walker, Kent’s head coach, instructed KentOnline that Chook’s harm would require “an enormous quantity” of rehabilitation work. “He is torn a tendon in his shoulder, which isn’t an ideal harm. It should take an enormous quantity of rehab and he would not be match for his remaining time with us anyway. So he is gone residence.”

Kent signed the 35-year-old Chook for six matches forward of New Zealand seamer Matt Henry’s arrival in mid-July.

Chook, who has beforehand featured for Hampshire and Nottinghamshire, needed to pull out of a deliberate county stint with Lancashire final season due to a bulging disc in his neck. He additionally missed the primary three months of the Australian summer time with an Achilles tendon downside.

Chook took three wickets in Kent’s drawn first match of this season in opposition to Essex, through which he additionally scored 53 not out, earlier than going wicketless in opposition to Lancashire and managing simply 11 overs within the Hampshire fixture.

Paul Downton, Kent’s director of cricket, stated: “All of us want Jackson a swift restoration and he leaves with our greatest needs. We hope to see him match and enjoying once more firstly of the Australian season.”

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