Oram cleared of serious injury

An MRI scan on Jacob Oram’s troublesome back has revealed no serious damage and the BLACKCAPS’ all rounder will head back to the gym tomorrow to start his rehabilitation.

Oram returned home early from the tour of Bangladesh after experiencing stiffness in his lower back while bowling during the first test.

It is reassuring to know that it is only a soft tissue injury. I have had some major lower back problems over my career and while you are always hopeful that the latest problem is not a pointer to something more serious, you can never be certain. Back problems and fast bowling go hand in hand,” he said in Christchurch today after visiting New Zealand Cricket doctor Rob Campbell.

“I will be reassessed in a week’s time by the medical staff and we should be able to get a better indicator then of when I am likely to get back to the bowling crease,” he said.

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