Friday, February 1, 2013

Cricket's Rankin Resting After Foot Reinjury

Warwickshire had been lucky with  injuries thus far this season, but that ended last week when Boyd Rankin was told to rest for two to three weeks with a foot injury.
This is the foot the fast bowler had problems with last year, which caused him to miss half of the 2012 season. Rankin never fully recovered from the injury and struggled for rhythm even after he returned to the team. He had one or two valuable stints as the Bears eyed the championship title, but had an small impact overall. Rankin was determined to be a major player in this year's team as they defend their title.
The flare-up began again in the pre-season and Rankin expects to be ready for when the team stays in Barbados in March. It is certainly an inconvenience for him, as the injury prevents Rankin from going with the England Lions squad to Australia, where he was to be for five weeks with the team.
"It's disappointing to miss out on the Lions trip," said Rankin. "But the most important thing is for me to be ready and fully fit for the new season with Warwickshire so I have been advised to do nothing for at least two weeks.
"It's not a major problem, just a little bit of discomfort. They call it a 'hot spot' from where the injury was last year and hopefully I'll stay off it for a little while it will be fine. I certainly hope so because things have been going well and I have done a lot of really good work this winter in the indoor centre with Pop Welch.
"Last season was very frustrating so this is a big year for me because I really want to push on and challenge for a place in the England bowling attack."
Rankin retired from the international cricket scene last autumn to concentrate on his county and England ambitions.
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