After suffering a ruptured Achilles Tendon during the pre-season tour in Barbados - Club Vice Captain and Limited Overs Captain Alex Wakely had a successful surgery to repair the injured Achilles.
The surgery took place on Monday 24th March at the Three Shires Hospital in Northampton and was successfully performed by Professor Bill Ribbans. Following the surgery, Alex spent the night in hospital, before going home on Tuesday where he is now recuperating from the operation.
Barry Goudriaan, Head Physiotherapist at Northants Cricket said, “Alex is currently in plaster for two weeks. Underneath the plaster, Alex has a Hilotherm cooling cuff to reduce swelling from the operation, and in two portals at the top of the cast, he is able to use a compex to increase bloodflow and prevent muscle wastage. It usually takes six months to recover from this type of injury.
We would like to give a massive thank you to Tony Ley from Hilotherm and all of the staff members at Three Shires Hospital who have been involved with Alex’s procedure. Without whom this type of post-op treatment would not be possible.”
Alex Wakely told northantscricket.com, “The operation went as well as it could have, I am a bit sore and tired but on the way back. Barry and the other support staff have been incredible and I could not have asked for more.
I am back home now and am bed bound for two weeks before the rehab will start. Thank you to everyone for the messages and support, I really appreciate it.”
To stay up to date with Alex Wakely and other members of the squad’s injuries, follow the Northants Cricket website, which from Monday will have a specific section for injury news. Also follow Barry on Twitter @dutchy009.