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Kristen Beams injury update

Commonwealth Bank VicSpirit spinner and Melbourne Stars captain Kristen Beams has undergone surgery after sustaining a serious injury to her Achilles tendon.

Beams ruptured her right Achilles while batting for her Premier Cricket Club, Essendon Maribyrnong Park, in their recent semi-final against Prahran.

The 33 year-old leg-spinner will now begin her rehabilitation process with a recovery period of six to 12 months expected.

Cricket Victoria physiotherapist Megan Tucker said; “The surgery on Kristen’s right Achilles was successful, and she has now entered the rehabilitation period. We’ll be monitoring her progression closely over the next few months and will be hopeful of a return to cricket as soon as possible.”

Beams said the injury was a setback but she was committed to returning to full fitness.

“It is obviously disappointing and means some time on the sidelines. I’ll be working closely with Cricket Victoria’s medical staff to give myself the best opportunity of being back on the field as soon as I can,” Beams said.

VicSpirit Head Coach David Hemp wished Beams well.

“It has been a big season for Kristen, captaining both Victoria and the Melbourne Stars. We will follow her progress closely and expect her to make a full and complete recovery,” Hemp said.