Alyssa Healy, a seasoned Australia wicketkeeper-batter and member of the Sydney Sixers, suffered injuries in a domestic mishap at home on Saturday evening (October 21), casting doubt on her WBBL season.
On Sunday, October 22, Healy had surgery; however, the Sydney Sixers’ statement gave no information regarding the type of injury or the incident that resulted in it. The fact that the Sixers have not added Healy to their roster suggests that the keeper-batter is not damaged enough to be sidelined for the whole of the season, which is a good indicator of the injury’s severity.
Meanwhile, Alyssa Healy shared a picture of her and wished her team as well.
The Sixers’ next game is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, at the North Sydney Oval against the Brisbane Heat. In Healy’s absence, young wicketkeeper Kate Pelle is probably going to start in just her second WBBL game following her debut on Thursday (October 19) against Melbourne Stars.
However, Alyssa Healy’s injury wasn’t the only one as middle-order batter Mathilda Carmichael was also out of the game on Sunday. On Saturday, she suffered a back strain during a training session. The Big Bash has authorized Frankie Nicklin as the Sixers’ thirteenth player, although as an emergency sub-fielder for the game against Sydney Thunder, since bowler Gabby Sutcliffe is also sidelined due to injury.
However, her humourous side is still intact even in this state. She further shared a story asking for tips to tie hair one-handed as well.
However, Healy played a key role in the first match against Melbourne Stars where although she scored run-a-ball 10, she affected two run-outs and grabbed a catch also.