Brett Lee is recovering from a sore elbow injury and chances are that he might never bowl again. Lee however has not given up hope and wants to come back on the international front. He has described his injury to be the most painful that he has suffered from ever.
In early December, Lee had to undergo an operation on his arm due to which he was unable to play one day international and Test matches. Lee has been missing out the action on the field since mid-November. He is a very important bowler for the Australian squad and the team is eager for his return. However, Lee’s future depends on his latest injury and how fast he recovers from it.
Lee told the Herald Sun, “As far as my cricket goes, anything is possible. I may play one-dayers, or no cricket at all. I may never bowl another ball and if that’s the case, I’m so satisfied with my career and my longevity. I’m not saying it’s definitely over, but I’m not sure what I want to be just yet.” He further added, “To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure what I still want to do in my cricketing life. I need to get to the stage where, if I want to, I can do what I need to do on the field. If it’s the case that I don’t play again, well, that’s the case. There is a part of me that would like to play some sort of cricket again.”
This has not been a first case of injury for the lean pacer during his decade-long career. His career span has seen him take a total of 310 Test wickets and 324 ODI wickets at an average of 30.81 and 23.01 respectively. Australia is facing a huge lack with the loss of Lee and fellow pacer, Stuart Clark, both to injuries.