June 29, 2012
Michael Carberry Hampshire’s opening batsman has been side-lined for up to two months after suffering a knee injury whilst training on Wednesday.
Carberry will undergo surgery this weekend to remove torn cartilage and hopes to be back playing towards the back end of the season. Carberry represented England in one Test match during England’s 2010 tour of Bangladesh but hasn’t featured for the three lions since.
The left-hander started his career at Surrey and had a spell at Kent before moving to Hampshire.
It’s not been a great week for the county on the south coast, after Shahid Afridi admitted to the Pakistan media on Thursday that he may not feature for Hampshire this season.
Hampshire’s next match in their Twenty20 campaign is against Surrey at the Ageas Bowl tomorrow. Both teams will know that a victory is vital to their chances of reaching the quarter finals in a tough group where Essex and Sussex are currently the two top teams.
The Scoop 29/06/12