James Hildreth Injury Update

Somerset’s James Hildreth has been recovering from a hamstring injury sustained in the Vitality Blast fixture against Birmingham Bears on September 4th. Today we caught up with him and Chris Hollands, SCCC Club Physiotherapist, who is pleased with the progress James is making with his rehabilitation programme.

“James is doing really well” he said. “Early assessments revealed an injury to the right hamstring, initially ruling him out of the remaining Vitality Blast fixtures. Given early improvements, we were optimistic the length of rehabilitation would give him an outside chance for the Bob Willis Trophy final. However, an initial scan revealed more significant damage to the hamstring.”

“Nobody was more disappointed than Hildy to miss out on the final, he desperately wanted to be able to help get the boys over the line. However, it is important with injuries like these to keep a long-term perspective. Treating James as an athlete and a person, ensuring he is fit for the 2021 season without causing more damage.

“Over the next couple of months James will be working hard to get back to fitness, regaining his confidence in his right hamstring. We will be looking to progressively build his strength back, whilst keeping a focus on general fitness.

“We will be keeping a close eye to ensure James is meeting the relevant markers we’re laying down for a return before the first domestic game of the 2021 season.”

James added “I was gutted that the injury was more serious than we first thought, meaning I missed the Bob Willis Trophy final. I desperately wanted to get out there and support the team, it was very odd watching on from a distance! Fortunately, I have a long winter to recover properly and make sure I am at full fitness for the 2021 season.”

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