Trescothick could miss rest of season

May 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Somerset director of cricket Brian Rose has hinted former England opener Marcus Trescothick might not play again this season.

Trescothick ruptured ankle tendons while fielding at Trent Bridge in April in only his third game of the new county campaign.  He is expected to be in a protective boot for another three weeks.

Rose insisted Somerset will not take any risks and are unwilling to put any kind of timeframe on his return – a view shared by many cricket fans from within the online betting community.

While Rose is reluctant to rule the 36-year-old out of the rest of the season, he accepted they may have to go down that route if it means prolonging Trescothick’s career.

“With his age, and because he has had a history of foot trouble, we can’t afford to rush it,” said Rose.

“I think we would rather get him fit and happy and make sure he can actually play again, than try to rush it, only for it to go again and become career-threatening.”

Trescothick made his first-class debut in 1993 and has gone on to score 19,781 runs at an average of 42.63. He represented England between 2000 and 2006, playing 76 Test matches and 123 one-day internationals.

His loss is a blow to Somerset, who those on cricket’s inside betting line will tell you are well-placed for an assault on the County Championship Division One title.

But Rose says he is already planning for the worst-case scenario.

“I have got to the stage where I’m happy with the situation whereby, if we have him before the end of the season, that’s fine. If not, then we will fully realise that he has a serious injury and we would rather get him right first,” added Rose.

“We knew it was going to be weeks longer than we first anticipated once the surgeon told us that it was ruptured rather than torn. So we are looking in the long term.”


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