New Zealand vs Pakistan: Ross Taylor cleared for 2nd Test after undergoing eye examination

Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor was cleared Wednesday to play in the second Test against Pakistan after undergoing a further eye examination.

AFP, Nov, 23 2016

Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor was cleared Wednesday to play in the second Test against Pakistan after undergoing a further eye examination.

File photo of Ross Taylor. AP

File photo of Ross Taylor. AP

However, he will require surgery on his left eye after the match, team physiotherapist Tommy Simsek said.

Taylor's left eye had a form of scarring that needed attention, but it was not yet impacting on the 32-year-old's sight, he added.

"Ross has a pterygium on his left eye, which is gradually getting bigger. Both the specialists he's seen in recent days have advised Ross still has 20/20 vision and Ross himself feels confident he is ready to play," Simsek said.

However, the 77-Test veteran Taylor will miss the limited overs series in Australia early next month while he undergoes surgery.

"Ross will still need to undergo a medical procedure on his eye to remove the pterygium before it gets any larger," Simsek said.

"He'll have surgery following the Test which rule him out of cricket for approximately four to six weeks."

The 32-year-old Taylor has an average of 45.95 but has only averaged just over 10 in his last 10 innings, scoring 11 in his only knock against Pakistan.

 

 

Published Date: Nov 23, 2016 | Updated Date: Nov 23, 2016



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