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Second operation for Boucher

Second operation for Boucher

By PA Sport
Last update 19/07/2012 at 21:32 - Published on 19/07/2012 at 21:15
By PA Sport - 19/07/2012 at 21:32

Mark Boucher has undergone a second operation on his damaged left eye, and surgeons are encouraged by the outcome.

The former South Africa wicketkeeper had to leave the Test tour of England following the career-ending injury he suffered when a bail hit him in the eye at Taunton.

Following an emergency operation in England, he flew home and underwent a second exploratory procedure in Cape Town - while his former team-mates were beginning their three-Test series against England at the Kia Oval.

A Cricket South Africa statement confirmed the 35-year-old's latest surgery has gone well.

There were no unexpected complications or bleeding during the three-hour operation, and the press release reported "the outcome looks very positive, and the surgeon is pleased with the procedure".

The CSA statement added: "The Boucher family are extremely grateful for the support they have received from around the world, and we will keep Mark's well-wishers informed as and when appropriate information becomes available."

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