Chatara out for six months with broken leg

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Zimbabwe have been dealt a heavy blow with the news that paceman Tendai Chatara has been ruled out for up to six months, after he fractured his lower leg in two places.

Chatara was injured after colliding with a goalkeeper while playing football with friends during the off-season. He fractured his shin bone and calf bone, but will not require surgery.

Anesu Mupotaringa, Zimbabwe's physiotherapist, said on Cricinfo: "I discussed with the specialist the available options.

"He advised conservative management, saying that compared to an operation, that treatment will have fewer side effects which will enable the player to have fewer problems when he starts practice and playing again.

"We also have a diet plan in place which is high in calcium to promote quick healing and strong bones."

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