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Good news for Angel

RETRAVISION Warriors fast-bowler Jo Angel will miss only four weeks with a knee injury and is an outside chance to play for the Warriors against Victoria in late December.

RETRAVISION Warriors fast-bowler Jo Angel will miss only four weeks with a knee injury and is an outside chance to play for the Warriors against Victoria in late December.
Angel has been sidelined since Sunday with a tear to the meniscal cartilage in his left knee. It was initially thought Angel might have faced a near career-ending three-month lay-off.
Angel had an MRI scan on Monday night and met his specialist on Wednesday evening to learn the extent of the damage.
The scan revealed no major structural damage to Angel's knee. Surgery will not be required. Angel will undergo intensive physiotherapy and believes he can be fully recovered inside a month.
""It will be three, maybe four weeks before I'm right," Angel said.
"I was fearing the worst and the initial prognosis was not good on Monday. I had a similar injury four years ago and I was out for eight weeks.
"With physio I am a chance to play before Christmas."
Angel announced before the season that this would be his final year of first-class cricket. The prospect of a three-month lay off forced him to think of the future.
"Everyone would like to play for ever but you can't do that. I have a bit to offer in coaching. I would definitely like to put something back into the game."
WA's fast-bowling stocks have been decimated by injury this season and Angel laid down a challenge to WA's young brigade of fast-bowlers.
"These injuries have provided opportunity for young guys to put their hand up and show what they are made of," he said.
The Warriors face Tasmania in a day-night ING Cup match at the WACA Ground on Friday. WA is second on the ING Cup ladder with nine points from three matches. Tasmania is last on the ladder with zero points from three matches.
The match starts at 2.30pm with gates opening at 1.30pm