Craig Kieswetter to learn long-term future with visit to specialist about eye injury
Last Updated: 19/01/15 8:12pm
Craig Kieswetter could discover this week whether the eye injury he suffered last summer is likely to end his professional career.
The former England wicketkeeper suffered damage to his eye socket while batting for Somerset when a delivery from Northamptonshire's David Willey smashed through the grille of his helmet last July.
He returned for his county towards the end of the season, but realised his vision was still impaired while batting in South Africa in early winter.
The 27-year-old has already ruled out any realistic prospect of playing during the forthcoming English summer and will discover his longer-term future when he meets with a specialist this week.
Somerset director of cricket Matthew Maynard told BBC radio: "We're hoping that after he sees the specialist he'll have a method of getting his eye back to 100 per cent.
"The feedback we get from that will be quite instrumental, but potentially it could be career-ending.
"If we were to get him back that would be a huge lift for everyone. But we are planning for him to not be around this season."