West Indies Women Cricketer To Undergo Face Surgery After On-Field Collision

An injured Deandra Dottin being taken from the field. (Photo credit: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

BRISBANE, Australia, Thursday December 29, 2016
– West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin will have to undergo face surgery following an on-field collision with a teammate on Tuesday.

Dottin collided with Brisbane Heat teammate Laura Harris while attempting to field a ball on the boundary, and had to be stretchered from the field with a suspected concussion in their Women’s Big Bash encounter against Melbourne Stars.

On her Facebook page, Dottin, 25, revealed that she sustained multiple fractures of her cheek bone and it was now likely titanium plates would be needed in order to rectify the injury.

“I went to hospital for scans which have now revealed that I have multiple fractures of my cheek bone. Eye socket and eyesight is fine, jaw and teeth fine,” the Barbadian said.

“I am out of hospital now recovering before a specialist appointment with a face surgeon Thursday. At this stage it is believed I will require titanium plates to fix the issues. All is going to be fine!”
She added: “I must thank dearly the Brisbane Heat coaching, support and medical staff who have been very professional, helpful and caring to me. These guys are like my family. Thank you. Thank you all for the well wishes.”

The franchise said Dottin is expected to see Brisbane oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr John Arvier.

Harris, however, walked away from the collision.

Dottin joined Heat this season after spending the inaugural campaign last year with Perth Scorchers.

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