Ellyse Perry, Sydney Sixers skipper, has been ruled out out action for close to three weeks having hurt her shoulder in Sunday’s (November 17) match against Melbourne Renegades at Drummoyne Oval in Sunday. The right-hander fell awkwardly on the boundary when she jumped in an attempt to get ahold of a lofted shot hit by Courtney Webb in the 12th over of the innings. Following the blow, she was seen clutching her shoulder in pain on several occasions through the match.
She remained on the field for the entire duration of the game, but did not bowl following the blow.
After close inspection, it has been understood that Perry has suffered a low grade Acromio-Clavicular (AC) injury in her right shoulder. She will miss her team’s next match on Wednesday (November 20) against Hobart Hurricanes at the North Sydney Oval.
After that game, the medical staff will assess her further and decide what course of action needs to be taken. However it is expected that Perry will miss anywhere between one to three weeks of action. She is likely to be available for finals week in December.
Until then Sixers have five regular league matches remaining— wins in which will contribute to their continued presence in the top four.