Pollard back home in Trinidad, thanks fans for their well-wishes

Port-of-Spain: West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard is back home in Trinidad recovering after a blow to the face last weekend while playing for Somerset in the England and Wales Cricket Board Twenty20 tournament. The powerfully-built right-hander was floored by a bouncer from Dominic Cork of Hampshire in the final of the Friend Provident t20 last Saturday.

Speaking to www.windiescricket.com early Wednesday, the 23-year-old said he expects to be out of action for “a week or two” while he recuperates. He was cleared of any major damage and should be able to take to the field again around month-end.

“I came home earlier this week and I am just taking the necessary time to recover from the injury. Because of the nature of it, there is not much that I can do. I just have to allow the damage to repair,” said Pollard. “I have another appointment on Friday to see how things are progressing. The swelling is going down and I am resting comfortably. I don’t have any ill effects.”

The 23-year-old who has played 30 One-Day Internationals and 20 T20 Internationals, said he wanted to thank everyone for their support and help.

“I want to really say a big thank you to everyone for their concern after the got the injury and everyone who has been looking out for me. I have received a lot of calls from various persons. I want all the fans to know that that I will make a full recovery and I will be back to my best and will come back stronger."

He added: “I am hoping to be back to represent Mumbai Indians in the Champions Trophy in South Africa next month and then to play for Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies One-Day Tournament. Later in the year we also have the West Indies team tour of Sri Lanka and I’m setting myself for that. That will be a big opportunity for me.”