Home > News >

Ryan Harris hopeful of return after knee surgery

Ryan Harris was Australia’s hero in the win against South Africa in the third Test© Getty Images

Mar 10, 2014

After being troubled by his injured knee for ages Australian speedster Ryan Harris has issued a commanding statement before his surgery which may probably put an end to his woes.

Harris was in the news recently for his exploits against South Africa in the third Test at Cape Town when he bowled with the injury and managed to snare the successive wickets of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel to give Australia a huge 245-run win and a 2-1 series sweep over the Proteas, reports cricket.com.au.

According to reports Harris will undergo the surgery in Melbourne on Tuesday and the pacer is hopeful that things will turn out well for him.

“I’ll be back. I’ve read a few little comments here and there that this could be the end of me but I’m not done yet,” said Harris who was speaking to SEN’s The Run Home.

Harris admitted that the two Tests against South Africa in Port Elizabeth and Cape Twon were the toughest he had played in if you consider his knee injury and also revealed that the flight to his native Queensland afterwards had flared up his injury further.

“The flight home has ruined it even more and it’s actually locked up a bit,” said Harris. “I’m looking forward to getting it cleaned out and having a little bit of bone shaved off, just to hopefully make it feel a bit better,” said Harris.

“It was tough getting through those last two days but that’s the job I was there to do and you do it, simple as that,” added Harris.

With the South Africa series done and dusted with Harris now has set his sights on Australia’s next Test series, that is the one against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in October and also wants to be part of the Ashes campaign in England in 2015.

“I really hope having this done and cleaned out gives me a bit more time. That [the 2015 Ashes] is definitely a goal for me, and hopefully the series after that back here in Australia,” said Harris.

“But that’s a long ahead yet. There’s still a World Cup in between, which is going to be tough because of the way the guys are playing, but I’d love to force my way into that team as well. I’d love a chance to go and defend the Ashes in England and win over there. But we’ve got to make sure we get this knee right and the rest of the body right,” concluded Harris.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (12:30 IST)   at Bulawayo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester


Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 16, 2014  at Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs


Gallery: India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's


Alastair Cook jokes about his bowling

India’s wins in England — from 1971 to 2014

Ravindra Jadeja knighted by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II

India’s win over England in 2nd Test at Lord’s: Twitter reactions

Ishant Sharma pummels England into submission as India clinch Lord’s Test by 95 runs

Ishant Sharma registers name at Lord’s honours board, takes 6 wickets in 2nd Test against England

Bhuvneshwar Kumar England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Ishant Sharma South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

CPL 2014: Trinidad and Tobago to be integrated in Red Steel’s team name

Jos Buttler calls his Test call-up for England against India a “dream come true”

Pakistan court helps family of girl cricketer who committed suicide

Pakistan Cricket Board aims to introduce democratic process of governance

Sachin Tendulkar not offended by Maria Sharapova’s comment

Ishant Sharma: The enigma who takes key wickets

Statistical highlights of India vs England 2014, 2nd Test at Lord’s

Ishant Sharma’s email inbox after the Lord’s Test match against England

Ishant Sharma’s house targetted by fans after expecting another failure

India’s wins in England — from 1971 to 2014

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Nvidia Shield Tablet powered by a Tegra K1 processor announced

Why did Kareena Kapoor Khan reject six films in last five months?

What did Anil Kapoor do for daughters Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor’s Khoobsurat?

Xiaomi Mi4 announced; backed by 2.5 GHz quad-core processor and 3GB Ram!

Telecom stocks ring in gain; Nifty zooms 84 points

Diet Tip #23 – Switch to rice bran oil for better health

Know Your Exercises – Double leg butt kick

Kick: Salman Khan’s killer dialogues printed on T-shirts!

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here