'Really gruesome': Cricketer's horror injury leaves fans queasy

Andrew Reid
·3-min read
New Zealand allrounder Jimmy Neesham is seen here in hospital after having surgery on his dislocated finger.
New Zealand allrounder Jimmy Neesham dislocated his finger during a T20 match in his homeland. Pic: Instagram

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New Zealand cricket star Jimmy Neesham has undergone surgery after suffering a sickening finger injury during a recent match.

The Kiwi allrounder suffered a dislocation of his left ring finger, while trying to stop a shot off his own bowling for Wellington against Canterbury in Saturday's Super Smash Twenty20 match.

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Neesham's team confirmed that he was operated on and had a splint placed on the finger, with the 30-year-old to visit a hand specialist in a week's time for further assessment.

"James Neesham has a confirmed compound dislocation (exposure of joint surfaces) of his left ring finger. He underwent surgery on Saturday night and has been put in a splint," Cricket Wellington said in a tweet.

"It will be reviewed by a hand specialist in a week, with the aim to be available for the back end of the Super Smash."

Wellington are currently leading the standings in the Super Smash, with Neesham expected to return for the back end of the tournament.

However, judging by some of the horrific images the allrounder shared of his injury, it will take quite some recovery.

The images Neesham shared on Instagram of how his finger looked after surgery paled in comparison to some of the photos fresh after he dislocated it.

Some of the gruesome pictures were deemed to be "sensitive content" by Instagram, meaning users had to confirm they wanted to see it, before the frightening imagery was revealed.

Fans were understandably left squeamish at the sight of the finger bent painfully back out of place, with one even showing the bone protruding out from the skin on his ring finger.

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