McCullum needs surgery to repair right knee cartilage tear
New Delhi: New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum is reportedly suffering from a small cartilage tear in his right knee that will require surgery. According to reports, McCullum has been battling with the injury for a fortnight after hurting his knee during his side’s World Cup win over Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad.
A Black Caps spokesman, however, said that the injured knee would hold up in the short term, if managed correctly. “He has a little bit of a problem with his knee. It’s about managing it with him. With keeping and batting and all that stuff, the more he does on it the more he annoys it,” the team spokesman said.
“For him, it’s just about managing his activity; he does what he has to do to get it right for the game, but without doing the extra stuff like playing games [at training] and that sort of thing,” he added. McCullum has been given a support brace to wear during matches and the training sessions.