Wednesday 21 February 2018 / 08:26 AM

Surgery for Kieswetter after bouncer

Helmets do not always provide adequate protection against short-pitched bowling, as Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter found out during a recent English County Championship clash with Northamptonshire.

A bouncer by Northamptonshire quick David Willey slipped between the visor and grill of Kieswetter’s helmet, leaving him with blood pouring from his face on the pitch – and one hell of a shiner afterwards.

The 26-year-old underwent surgery for a broken nose and fractured eye socket, but remained in good spirits, sending out a series of light-hearted tweets after the game and during the early stages of his recovery.

The South African-born wicketkeeper-batsman has played 46 ODIs and 25 T20Is for England. 

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