Guptill to undergo six week rehab

2017-03-10 09:49
Martin Guptill (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Black Caps opener Martin Guptill will undergo a six week-long strength and conditioning rehabilitation programme before returning to the field.

Guptill suffered hamstring strains to both legs during the 2016/17 summer and following medical consultation.

He will miss the remainder of the New Zealand domestic season and the beginning of the Indian Premier League (IPL). 

"At the moment Martin isn’t fit to play and the time we give him now to strengthen his hamstrings will play a big role in mitigating future risk too," said Black Caps physiotherapist Tommy Simsek.

"We've put a programme in place to make sure that Martin can return to full strength and we'll continue to monitor him closely."

"Having Martin fully fit is critical, as we all know the positive influence he has on our side," said Black Caps coach Mike Hesson.

"Martin knows this is an important period to get back to 100 percent so that he can be fully confident when he is on the park. 

"The Champions trophy isn’t far away and we obviously want Martin firing on all cylinders for that tournament."
Guptill will travel to India ahead of the start of the IPL and continue to be monitored by Black Caps physiotherapist Tommy Simsek who will be over there.

Read more on:    black caps  |  martin guptill  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The Proteas are currently on tour in England, involved in a four-Test series with their hosts. How will they fare? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who should open the batting alongside Dean Elgar in SA's four-Test series against England in July?

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.