Mumbai Indians star batsman Aaron Finch has undergone surgery after he suffered a hamstring injury in the Indian Premier League last week.
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Finch retired hurt and had to be helped from the field by medical staff after he grabbing his left hamstring and yelling in pain during Mumbai’s clash with the Rajasthan Royals.
Scans confirmed the extent of the hamstring tear would mean the Australia T20 captain would miss the remainder of the IPL season.
The 28-year-old tweeted that the surgery was a success, saying: “Finished up having surgery on hammy, 1 night in hospital but all seemed to go very well. Just trying to find an @IPL live stream!!”
Finished up having surgery on my hammy, 1 night in hospital but it all seemed to go very well. Just trying to find an @IPL live stream!!
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) April 21, 2015
Finch is not involved in Australia’s Test tour of the West Indies and England, meaning he has ample time to recover with no limited-overs cricket scheduled for the next few months.
The Australian’s form with the bat in the IPL was not up to his usual standards, with knocks of just five and eight in his opening two games.
Finch was sitting on 10 during the match in Ahmedabad before suffering the injury.