Dottin to see face surgeon after sustaining multiple fractures


December 29, 2016


West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin has revealed that she sustained multiple fractures to her cheekbone during her on-field collision with Brisbane Heat teammate Laura Harris in Tuesday's Women's Big Bash encounter against Melbourne Stars. Speaking on her Facebook page, the 25-year-old said it was now likely that titanium plates would be needed in order to rectify the injury.

"I went to hospital for scans which have now revealed that I have multiple fractures to my cheekbone. My eye socket and eyesight are fine, jaw and teeth fine," the Barbadian said.

"I am out of hospital now recovering before a specialist appointment with a face surgeon Thursday (today). At this stage, it is believed I will require titanium plates to fix the issues. All is going to be fine!"

She added: "I must thank dearly the Brisbane Heat coaching, support and medical staff who have been very professional, helpful and caring to me. These guys are like my family. Thank you.

"Thank you all for the well wishes."

The franchise said Dottin is expected to see one of Brisbane's oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr John Arvier.

Dottin collided with Harris while attempting to field a ball on the boundary. She had to be stretchered from the field with a suspected concussion.

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