BBL: George Bailey hurt shoulder in BBL semi-final


Hobart Hurricanes and Australia George Bailey were pressed off the ground after injuring himself at the time of Big Bash League semi-final at the Bellerive Oval on Thursday.

The 36-year-old, who paused a ball off Glenn Maxwell going for four, suffered what turned out to be a serious shoulder injury falling in the field during the semi-final against the Melbourne Stars.

Team Medical staff had to leap Bailey’s right shoulder back into place after he dislocated it while fielding as he sought to stop a ball on the boundary, Cricket Australia reported.

The Hurricanes went through a six-wicket defeat to the Stars.

Bailey, who is a great part in Tasmania’s JLT Sheffield Shield side, now comes out in doubt for at least some of the concluding stages of the domestic season.

“He [Bailey] was sitting in there in the changing room with his arm in a sling. I think it popped out so he will have to have scans tomorrow to find out exactly what happened. It did not look great on the ground,” Hurricanes captain Matthew Wade said post-match.

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Maxwell played a match-winning inning of 43 off 33 to take his side Stars into the finals, where they will see either Melbourne Renegades or Sydney Sixers on February 17.