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Dockrell suffers shoulder injury

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March 18, 2011

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George Dockrell grimaces after injuring his shoulder, Ireland v Netherlands, World Cup 2011, Group B, March 18, 2011
George Dockrell suffered a dislocated shoulder during his fourth over © AFP
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George Dockrell, Ireland's 18-year-old left-arm spinner, has dislocated his shoulder during the World Cup match against Netherlands at Eden Gardens on Friday.

Dockrell was one of the standout performers in Ireland's campaign, collecting seven scalps - including Sachin Tendulkar - at an average 29.57. He is due to play for Somerset in the upcoming English county season after signing for them last year.

"He [Dockrell] has dislocated his [right] shoulder and will probably be out for the standard four to six weeks," Ireland captain William Porterfield said after his team's six-wicket victory. "It's not great timing as he was due to start pre-season training with Somerset, so it is a setback for him and hopefully he gets over it quickly."

Dockrell picked up the injury while trying to field off his own bowling in his fourth over and, in his absence, Ireland conceded 306 in their final match of the tournament. He went to hospital for scans and played no further part in the game.

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Comments: 12 
Posted by Accumulator on (March 18, 2011, 18:39 GMT)

Dear George, We love you. The way you have carried the Irish colors is a true inspiration to sportsmen all over the world. You have shown that it is not size that matters but the heart that matters. We love you and will keep doing so. We wish you a speedy recovery and hope that my home country, India, plays a full tour against Ireland soon. It is a crime if a true sporting spirit such as yours is not exposed to the world. Get well soon. Wish you a Happy St.Patrick's day. (from an alumni of St.Patrick's High School, India, and a true Irish/Indian fan.) -Bezawada

Posted by   on (March 18, 2011, 18:36 GMT)

He is possibly the next Bishen Singh Bedi. Hope he has a speedy recovery.

Posted by kimian on (March 18, 2011, 18:07 GMT)

Hope for a speedy recovery buddy.

Posted by   on (March 18, 2011, 16:31 GMT)

What a matured spinner at the age of 18. No worries buddy , u surely will have a long career !

Posted by   on (March 18, 2011, 16:20 GMT)

I know how it feels as I have the same issue...extremely painful...the problem is once it pops out it would be a recurring issue.hope he gets the surgery done soon and is back is action in a few months..

Posted by cricket2011 on (March 18, 2011, 16:05 GMT)

Hope he will recover soon.

Posted by pranav.thomas on (March 18, 2011, 15:55 GMT)

poor dockrell, hope he recovers in time to play for Somerset

Posted by TheBigFatFlapjack on (March 18, 2011, 12:34 GMT)

Looks like its his right shoulder which isnt his bowling arm but still hope he gets well soon indeed. a dislocated shoulder can be a pretty nasty n painful eff-up and sideline you for months (think Terry Alderman and more recently Nathan Hauritz).

Posted by   on (March 18, 2011, 11:27 GMT)

such a grt Talent!! get well soon buddy!

Posted by   on (March 18, 2011, 11:09 GMT)

hope he recovers soon ... amazing talent

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