Injury Update: Lewis Gregory and Jamie Overton
Somerset will go in to the final matches of this season without the services of Lewis Gregory and Jamie Overton.
Both players have sustained back injuries during the course of the season and the decision has been taken to allow them to recover fully in order to ensure that they are fully fit for the start of the next campaign.
Lead Physiotherapist Jamie Thorpe said: “Lewis was diagnosed with a lower back injury in May and after a consultation with a specialist, who felt that his situation was quite complex, it was decided that he would require surgery to help with his recovery.
“Lewis was keen to continue playing for as long as possible and therefore it was decided that an injection would be undertaken. This injection was successful and it enabled him to complete the NatWest T20 Blast campaign. However, the effects have begun to wear off and made the longer format of the game very difficult for Lewis. We are therefore wasting no time in starting his recovery and he will have surgery next week.
“Post-surgery he will undergo a rehabilitation programme up until Christmas and then he will be reintegrated with the rest of the squad to undertake his strength and conditioning programme and bowling work. This will give us plenty of time to ensure that he is ready for the start of next season.
“Jamie Overton’s case is also very complex. We’ve recently been in discussions with the ECB medical team and we have jointly decided that it is vital for us to do what is best for Jamie in the long term. It was originally thought that he might be ready to play again before the end of the current season but due to some very minor setbacks in the rehabilitation process, we have decided to take a safer approach in order to ensure that we do what is best for his future in the game.
“Jamie will not be considered for selection for our remaining matches and he will continue with his rehab work which has been going well. He is progressing nicely and will continue to integrate his rehab with his strength and condition work and bowling work with Jason Kerr. I am confident that the current plan will give Jamie the very best chance of a full recovery.”Back to News