Guyana’s Grimmond out of WWT20 with shin injury

Sheneta Grimmond and West Indies Women Head Coach Henderson Springer

Guyana’s Sheneta Grimmond will miss the historic International Cricket Council’s Women’s World T20 (WWT20) tournament due to a shin injury.

Grimmond, who was expected to make her debut for the defending champions, West Indies Women, Speaking exclusively to Stabroek Sport, explained that on Saturday, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan was done to both her feel and it was discovered that there was swelling and bruises to the bone mostly on the left leg.

The 20-year-old all-rounder said: “We had a warm-up game and after the game my ankle and a little above it was hurting really bad.”

Grimmond said that she visited the physiotherapist who told her to put ice on it.

“The physio told me to ice it and rest the next day,” Grimmond continued adding that when she checked on Friday, it was still paining and they decided to let her do the MRI to know what exactly was happening to her feet and they discovered the problem.   The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club member explained that the best thing is for her to do the treatment and return for next year’s camp.

While the young talent is disappointed at not being able to make her debut in the WWT20 tournament, she stated that her health comes first.

“My health comes first and it’s good that they discovered it now than later because it is possible I could have suffered a stress fracture,” she said.

The optimistic young woman was nevertheless happy and wished her team well as they defend their title.

The WWT20 begins on November 9 with three matches in Guyana at the Providence Stadium. The first match pits India against New Zealand (11:00hrs), followed by Australia and Pakistan (16:00hrs) before concluding with West Indies and Bangladesh (20:00hrs).

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