Alyssa Healy is working to recover in time for Australia’s upcoming tour of India, following a dog bite that has prematurely ended her WBBL season.
Alyssa Healy’s WBBL season has come to an early end due to an injury she sustained while breaking up a fight between her dogs.
The wicketkeeper-batsman will not be able to continue playing in the 2023 season due to a finger injury sustained last weekend while dealing with her two Staffordshire bull terriers. Although she underwent successful surgery, she will still be unable to play.
Earlier this week, Healy described the incident as “gory” and stated that her home resembled a crime scene.
The temporary captain of Australia is now facing a tight timeline to recuperate before the upcoming tour of India in late December.
She will be under the management of Cricket Australia and Cricket New South Wales until a timeline for her return can be determined in the upcoming weeks.
Healy expressed disappointment as the news was not what she had hoped for. She has a strong fondness for playing in the WBBL and for the Sydney Sixers team. Her main priority now is to recover fully and come back to play at the appropriate time.
“I will continue to devote my time to the Sixers team and provide support in any way possible to ensure their success for the remainder of the competition. I am also looking forward to following the WBBL from a distance and witnessing its continued growth and success.”
Healy was hospitalized on Saturday evening, causing him to be absent from the Sixers’ match against the Thunder the following day. He also did not play in Tuesday’s loss to Brisbane Heat.
This season, she has only participated in one WBBL game for the Sixers against Melbourne Stars. In the game, she achieved a score of 10 runs with the bat and also made two stumpings and one catch, but unfortunately the team lost by two runs.
Healy filled in as the captain of Australia when Meg Lanning was not present during the recent Ashes series and also during the team’s matches against West Indies on their home turf earlier this month.