Hamstring injury threatens Russell’s Big Bash campaign

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia, (CMC): All-rounder AndrÈ Russell’s participation in the Big Bash was left in doubt after he suffered a hamstring injury in Sydney Thunder’s six-wicket victory over Melbourne Stars yesterday. The 29-year-old chased a ball to third man during the Stars’ innings, but pulled up metres before the boundary ropes, dropping to the ground and clutching his left hamstring. He was stretchered from the field and the Thunder franchise confirmed afterwards that the player had suffered a hamstring injury and would undergo scans to determine the extent of the damage. Russell was already set to undergo scans following the game to deal with a troublesome knee injury which has plagued him in recent games. He is the third West Indies star to be struck down by injury during the tournament. Last week, women’s all-rounder Deandra Dottin suffered multiple fractures of her cheekbone in an on-field collision with Brisbane Heat teammate Laura Harris and was forced to undergo surgery. A few days later, Dwayne Bravo sustained a serious hamstring injury while playing for Melbourne Renegades, attempting to pull off a save on the boundary. Jamaican Russell is the Thunder’s marquee player, but he is yet to produce a meaningful performance in the tournament as the reigning champions have struggled. In fact, yesterday’s win was Thunder’s first of the new tournament, breaking a four-game losing streak. Russell was restricted to a single over, which cost 10 runs, as Stars reached 166 for eight off 20 overs, with Englishman Kevin Pietersen top-scoring with 60 from 37 balls. England star Eoin Morgan then slammed an unbeaten 71 off 50 balls to propel Thunder to victory off the last ball of the innings. Requiring 15 runs off the final over, Morgan carted the final delivery down the ground for six, with four needed for victory.last_img read more

Bear attacks hunter near Hudson’s Hope

first_img“Sounding like an animal, smelling potentially like an animal, and not appearing to be anything other than camouflaged,” he says, “people are hunting, but there’s other animals that will hunt the same thing.” Lacey reminds them to be very aware of their surroundings in case unwanted wildlife has come close, and to avoid anywhere that smells like a carcass is nearby or where scavenging birds can be heard as bears will aggressively protect their food. Dawson Creek Conservation Officer Brad Lacey says he sustained injuries to his face and upper and lower body, but was able to walk away from the attack and drove to a nearby area where he received assistance from residents. From there he was transported by helicopter to the Fort St. John Hospital for intial treatment, but was taken later that evening to the University of Alberta Hospital, where he is currently recovering in stable condition. Conservation officers hope to speak with him today to find about more about what happened and where, as they have been so far unable to find the location of the attack. Based on what they were told by the residents who assisted the victim, two officers did an aerial search of the area Sunday, but couldn’t find any evidence to point them in the right direction. They may return based on what they learn from the male today. Lacey says there has been an increase in reports of interactions between humans and bears in the past two to three weeks.- Advertisement -“One, there’s more people on in the field right now hunting and working, and two, the bears are just on a real push to get that bit of extra nutrition for hibernation,” he explains.“So their being out and people being out, that’s where the interactions are happening.” That also comes with a warning to remember that they may not be the only ones hunting, as when they are making animal calls, covering themselves in scents, and being quiet and camouflaged, it could fool animals other than their prey. Advertisementlast_img read more