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Ireland v Netherlands, World Cup 2011, Group B, Kolkata
Dockrell suffers shoulder injury
March 18, 2011
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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