Hobart Hurricanes bowling all-rounder James Faulkner has been released from the team and will not play the remaining matches of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) season.
Faulkner was forced to miss the remaining matches after re-aggravating his hamstring injury during a training session on Sunday. The player has returned to Hobart.
The seamer sustained a hamstring injury during his last BBL 10 appearance on December 27 in a knockout between the Hurricanes and the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba. Following the match, he underwent rehabilitation and was expected to return to the tournament with the Hurricanes’ clash with Sydney Thunder on Monday in Canberra. However, he ended up reinjuring himself during the training session.
“Faulkner will undergo scans in Hobart to assess the extent of the injury at this point in time, and resume treatment back home, Hobart Hurricanes informed in their official statement,” Hobart Hurricanes stated in their official statement.
“At this stage, it is unlikely that Faulkner will be able to take any further part in the tournament,” they added.
The 30-year old has starred in five BBL 10 matches for the Hurricanes. During the matches, he managed to score 44 runs and pick up eight wickets.
Hurricanes, who will have to play without Colin Ingram as well, have called up Surrey all-rounder Will Jacks into the squad. Ingram left the squad to feature in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.
After winning five out of ten matches, the Hurricanes are currently at the seventh position in the points table with 19 points.