December 31, 2002

Fleming to undergo surgery on injured shoulder

The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) has confirmed that Damien Fleming will undergo surgery during January and be unavailable for the remainder of the season.

Fleming has been suffering from anterior instability in his right shoulder and will undergo surgery on January 14 to repair the damage.

Fleming is looking forward to having the surgery and commencing his rehabilitation, and to assisting the State team for the remainder of the season.

"The shoulder has been giving me problems off and on during the past few months and I'm really looking forward to having it repaired so I can continue playing for South Australia during next season," he said.

"For the rest of this season I'll work with the Redbacks and coaching staff to help out the boys in any way I can, and hopefully help see them get some wins on the board during the second half of the season."

This follows yesterday's announcement by the SACA that right-hand batsman, Chris Davies will have surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in his left elbow on January 7 and also be unavailable for the rest of the season.

Davies' elbow injury worsened during the Pura Cup game against the Western Warriors recently, and following that match, Davies and the SACA medical staff decided to proceed with surgery.