South Africa news July 19, 2012

Boucher undergoes eye surgery

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mark Boucher has successfully undergone eye surgery in Cape Town on Thursday. His medical team said there were no complications during the three-hour procedure, and that the blood accumulated due to the trauma caused by a freak on-field accident had been removed.

The extent of damage to the eye was also as expected, and the important parts of the retina were intact. "The outcome looks very positive and the surgeon is pleased with the procedure," a Cricket South Africa release said.

Boucher was forced to end his international career earlier this month after a severe injury caused during a warm-up match against Somerset, when a bail struck him in his left eye. He had already undergone a surgery in England on the day he sustained the injury.

It is too early to tell if Boucher will play cricket again, although there have been suggestions that he is interested in representing his franchise, Cape Cobras. He still has to undergo several medical procedures, which could include more surgery.

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  • Dummy4 on July 20, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    I wish him to play for S.A again...... hes my favorite fighter cricketer. Players like him r under rated despite being actual heros. Boucher, Klusner, Inzi, Yuvi, and Dravid where crises heros and i dnt want to lose Boucher so early....

  • Yasassri on July 20, 2012, 2:34 GMT

    come back and play farewell test series against Austrailia...!

  • Maheshkumar on July 19, 2012, 19:18 GMT

    Good news indeed, that the surgery has been successful... But most of the media articles were off the mark! Mark Boucher actually had 1000 victims. He bowled just 8 overs in test cricket, and took one wicket, that of Dwayne Bravo. So there you go....1000 international test victims! Cheers Mahesh

  • geoenvy on July 19, 2012, 19:14 GMT

    May the Almighty Ganesh bless him for speedy recovery.

  • Dummy4 on July 19, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    May Almighty Allah bless him for Speedy recovery. Very very sad to hear about his injury.

  • Dummy4 on July 19, 2012, 16:21 GMT

    Thanks to God that operation went good, we r waiting back of boucher in cricket.

  • Dummy4 on July 19, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    I hope he recovers soon, he was a great cricketer.....

  • Dummy4 on July 19, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    Thank ful to God that Mark Boucher has successfully completed his eye surgery !!! God bless him :)

  • Praveen on July 19, 2012, 14:36 GMT

    Good News. But eager waiting for doctors saying that Boucher got his eye sight back. Waiting for that day.- From India with good wishes for Boucher.

  • anil on July 19, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    good news - wishing him a speedy recovery and comeback to cricket

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