Mathews sidelined: he has some leg injuries’

Sri Lanka commander Angelo Mathews has said he hauled out of the up and coming voyage through Zimbabwe in light of the fact that a MRI examine uncovered a few wounds to his leg. He said the choice was taken to help him recuperate in time for the voyage through South Africa in December.

“I had around one-and-a-half months to recoup and I was setting myself up to be prepared for the Zimbabwe visit,” Mathews, who had torn his calf amid the ODIs against Australia in August and September, said. “Lamentably there has been a misfortune.

“We did a MRI sweep, which uncovered that I had numerous wounds on a similar leg. I needed to haul out after the master medicinal board exhorted me and [told] SLC not to send me to Zimbabwe since it may imperil my odds of playing in South Africa. We are wanting to investigate why this is going on. The specialists have prompted rest, and the recuperation can be sooner than that or more; we will need to play it by ear.”