Billings ruled out for up to five months
Billings ruled out for up to five months

Kent captain Sam Billings has been ruled out for up to five months after dislocating his shoulder in his first game for the club this season.

Billings suffered a dislocation of his left shoulder in the field during the first innings vs. Glamorgan on Thursday 25th April, 2019.

He received immediate treatment on-field and was then taken to hospital where his shoulder was relocated, before returning back to Sophia Gardens to join up with the Kent squad.

Paul Downton, Director of Kent Cricket provided the below update, “Sam has seen a specialist this morning (26th April), where he underwent a scan to assess the extent of his injury.”

“The scan highlighted significant damage to his shoulder, meaning he will require surgical intervention. This surgery has been scheduled for next week and it is anticipated that he will be back to fitness within three – five months.”

“I know I speak for everyone at Kent Cricket when I say we really feel for Sam. To have picked up this kind of injury ahead of what was set to be an exciting summer is tough.”

“However, I have no doubt that his dedicated professionalism and strong mindset, will see him working hard behind the scenes to return back to fitness as soon as possible.”