Sydney Sixers Alyssa Healy undergoes surgery after violent dog attack

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Alyssa Healy

Australia Women’s Sydney Sixers captain Alyssa Healy was injured in a domestic accident at home on Saturday.

Alyssa Healy undergoes surgery after violent dog attack

Alyssa Healy who was injured in an accident at home underwent surgery on October 22. The franchise did not provide any details regarding injury or the accident. But the seriousness of the injury can be judged by the franchise decision who have not replaced Healy for the season.

Sydney Sixers lost their first match against Melbourne Stars on the inaugural match of the WBBL 2023. They lost the match against Sydney Thunders by 42 runs on Sunday.

Young player Kate Pelle is likely to replace Healy for the match. With Healy’s absence, middle-order batter Mathilda Carmichael was also ruled out of Sunday’s match after sustaining a back strain during a training session on Saturday.

Phoebe Litchfield said, The Blast the incident was “a pretty vicious dog attack”. I actually didn’t know until I turned up today, so I hope she’s OK. It just sounded like a pretty vicious dog attack, and I don’t know if this is public, so, yeah,” she said.

“Just a lacerated finger I’m pretty sure, so hopefully she’s alright and gets all the help she needs. So yeah, not sure to the extent of the injury but hope she gets better.”

With Healy’s return date not being announced, she has been kept under an injury cloud for the multi-format tour in India in December.

Gabby Sutcliffe was also unavailable due to injury, and Frankie Nicklin was approved as a temporary fielder for the clash against Sydney Thunder.

“Alyssa Healy injured her hand in a domestic accident at home last night and has today undergone surgery. No further details of the accident or injury are clear at this time, with further details to be communicated in due course. She has not been replaced on the Sixers’ roster,” the statement from Sixers.

“In further news, batter Mathilda Carmichael suffered a back strain in yesterday’s training session and is also now unavailable, while bowler Gabby Sutcliffe is still unfit for play.

Given the three injuries, 18-year-old Frankie Nicklin has been approved by the WBBL Technical Committee to be named as the 13th player, to be used only as an emergency sub-fielder for today’s match. Nicklin played one match for the NSW Breakers during last summer’s WNCL,” the statement further read.

Sydney Sixers is scheduled to play against Brisbane Heat on October 24 Tuesday evening at North Sydney Oval.