SYDNEY: Australia´s back-up wicketkeeper Josh Inglis cut his hand while playing golf, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday, three days before the hosts start their Twenty20 World Cup defence.
The 27-year-old reportedly required hospital treatment for what was a bad and bloody cut.
“Josh Inglis has suffered a cut to his right hand after a club snapped in his hand while playing golf,” Cricket Australia said.
“He is being assessed. No other information is available at this stage.”
Inglis is in Australia´s squad but was not expected to be in the starting XI, with Matthew Wade preferred behind the stumps.
The hosts play New Zealand in a repeat of last year´s final on Saturday in their tournament opener in Sydney.
It has shades of England batsman Jonny Bairstow, who is out of the World Cup after breaking a leg following a “freak accident” playing golf.