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Simmons’ finger healing well
Thursday, April 5, 2012
T&T and West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons may appear in the UWI T20 finals for Ceramic Merryboys today, ending his long lay off since injury. President of Merryboys cricket club Patrick Rampersad said Simmons has been advised to take it easy with his injured finger but he may take a knock in the final for Merryboys today.
“Simmo has been out with a fractured finger for a while but he has been responding well to treatment and may take a knock in the finals.”
Rampersad said Simmons has not been forced to come out by the club, as his welfare comes first and if he plays against Llumar Esmeralda, it will be entirely up to him. “We will not put Simmons in any danger as far as his recuperation is concerned. We want to see him fully recovered and having his best chance of getting back into the West Indies team. “If he feels that the injury has healed enough to play in the finals we would of course accommodate him because he is one of our top players.” Simmons fractured his finger on the second day of T&T’s four-day match against Barbados at Kensington Oval last month. He underwent surgery in Barbados and returned home before the end of the match.