No time frame for Kieswetter's return

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Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter's return has no time frame, according to the club, after he underwent surgery to repair a broken eye socket and cheekbone earlier this week.

Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter's return has no time frame, according to the club, after he underwent surgery to repair a broken eye socket and cheekbone earlier this week.

The keeper was struck in the face by a David Willey bouncer while Somerset played against Northamptonshire, and the injury turned out to be more serious that initially thought. Kieswetter had been on a great run of form prior to the injury.

Kieswetter had tweeted after his surgery: "Operation went well – little bit more damage than expected. The road to recovery starts now."

Director of cricket Dave Nosworthy told <i>BBC Somerset</i>: "He needs to recuperate and show that he's ready. Whether that will be this season or not – time will tell.

"Everything has gone well at this stage. He's due to see his consultant again this week and I'm sure we'll find out more thereafter.

"It's difficult to give an exact time frame. He's had his operation and is recuperating but it's really up to him.

"They've had to restructure the cheekbone so we're in no rush to put him under any sort of pressure."

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