Hyatt surgery a success

Jamaica Observer article.

Kingston, Jamaica - Cricketer Danza Hyatt is eyeing a return to action as soon as possible after successfully undergoing surgery on a broken nose he suffered in a recent national practice game.

The 30-year-old did the operation — which he said lasted approximately an hour — yesterday afternoon and was expected to be released later in the day.

"Everything is alright. They straightened it (the break) and right now I have plaster on my face. I should see the doctor in a week's time for them to take off the plaster and I'll be good after that.

"I may be sent home a little later today. In a couple weeks I could start light training because even before the surgery it had started to heal," the right-handed batsman said yesterday.

Former West Indies pace bowler Daren Powell encouraged the batsman to do what is necessary to return to "good condition".

"I hope he gets a speedy recovery. It must have been a lot of pain, but I don't think it's one of those injuries that will keep him out for a very long time. He just needs to take his rest and get back into good condition," Powell said.

Hyatt, who has played nine One-Day and five Twenty20 (T20) Internationals for the West Indies, was a reserve member of Jamaica's NAGICO Super50 set-up when he was struck by a bouncer from pacer Andre Russell, while batting in a squad match almost two weeks ago.

The ball sneaked between the peak of his helmet and the protective grill to crash into the bridge of his nose, causing the break.

He was taken to the hospital soon after and took no further part in the match.

The experienced player made his Jamaica senior team debut in 2004.

First Published In The Jamaica Observer.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:02