Cricket

Boucher wants to play again

2012-07-15 17:10
Mark Boucher (File)
Cape Town - Former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher is hopeful that he could return to play domestic cricket for the Cape Cobras in future.

Boucher, 35, was struck in the left eyeball by a bail on the first day of South Africa's opening match of their tour of England against Somerset last week. After undergoing surgery he announced his Boucher-announces-retirement-20120710">retirement from international cricket the next day.

The TimesLive website reports that Boucher might yet regain sight in his left eye. He received good news on Saturday after an ultrasound at the Peninsula Eye Clinic in Cape Town revealed "no obvious detachment of the retina". He can also recognise hand movements and, crucially, identify direction of light with the injured eye.

His doctor, Shuaib Manjra, said on Saturday that while Boucher still faced exploratory surgery and months in recovery, he wanted to take to the field again for the Cape Cobras.

"You know, Bouch is a very stoical individual, a great character who has great tenacity, and that's the way he's dealing with it.

"There's no obvious detachment of the retina, which is very positive. But, clearly, we can't say it's 100%, because we still need to go in physically and have a look at it."

Read more on:    mark boucher  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
24 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Your Winter Body Weight Workout

Cold weather does not mean you have to slack off on your workouts, here are some tips to stay fit in the winter.

 
 

Outdoor

The perks of power walking
Best ‘glamping' spots in the Western Cape
6 hiking routes you have to try
South African woman learns to surf at age 70
 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

SuperBru Super Rugby challenge

Enter and challenge Sport24's staff!

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Should Proteas coach Russell Domingo stay - or go - as national coach?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.