Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper batsman Nicholas Pooran’s injuries sustained in a vehicular accident on Tuesday are not career threatening.
This is according to his Pooran’s father Lawrence who said his son’s surgery on Wednesday was a success and that the talented 19-year-old batsman was resting comfortably in hospital where he is being monitored.
Pooran underwent knee surgery yesterday to repair some of the tendon and cartilage damage he suffered in an accident in St Mary’s, near his home in Couva on Tuesday.
He was returning home from training with the national team currently preparing for next week’s Nagico Super50 regional one-day series to be staged in Trinidad and Tobago.
“The surgery was good,” Lawrence told the Express yesterday. “He is resting comfortably just waiting on time to recover. The doctors will continue to monitor and make their observations.
Asked if the injuries would threaten the young cricketer’s career, Lawrence said no. “It is just a matter of giving him enough time to heal.”
The hard-hitting batsman is now out of the Regional Super50 tournament with Steven Katwaroo, who is also a former West Indies Under-19 wicketkeeper, taking his place in the T&T side.
“It was a bitter sweet feeling for Katwaroo who said it was a sad way to get called into a team.
“Being a part of the training set, I am ready for it.
“I must say, Pooran being injured is a bit sad but the guys know it is a big tournament ahead and I am sure we can recuperate and fight hard for our country,” Katwaroo added.
T&T Red Force manager Manohar Ramsaran also noted that Pooran’s accident would have had an impact on the team.
“The players were a bit shaken up but I think they will recover because the tragedy is as bad as we first thought,” he said.