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Callum Ferguson ruled out for the season


UPDATED: South Australian batsman Callum Ferguson will miss the rest of the 2015/16 season after tearing the ACL in his left knee.

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Ferguson, a crucial part of the Redbacks’ line-up, had scans today after an incident at fielding practice with his BBL side, the Melbourne Renegades, yesterday.

The tests revealed the worst for the 31-year-old.

He will return to Adelaide to consult specialists, with the SACA saying a decision will be made in the next few day about whether a full reconstruction is needed.

SACA High Performance General Manager, Tim Nielsen said the injury was a disappointing setback for Ferguson given his strong form.

“We’re just so incredibly disappointed and really feel for Callum right now, but he’s still got plenty of cricket ahead of him and we look forward to helping him back to full fitness,” Nielsen said.

“Callum has been in fantastic form this year in both the Matador Cup and Sheffield Shield, coming off an outstanding double-century a few weeks ago.

“He’s an important part of our Redbacks squad – our main concern right now is that he gets the treatment and rehabilitation he needs.”

Ferguson is averaging 53.11 in the Sheffield Shield this season. He has also recorded his highest ever first-class total of 213 against Tasmania.

Ferguson also suffered a major knee injury in 2004, which prevented him taking part in the under-19 World Cup.


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