Deandra Dottin of the Brisbane Heat.
Deandra Dottin of the Brisbane Heat. Bradley Kanaris

Dottin to see specialist after sickening collision

CRICKET: X-rays have confirmed West Indian star Deandra Dottin suffered multiple cheek fractures following a sickening collision with Brisbane Heat teammate Laura Harris.

Dottin looks unlikely to play in the Women's Big Bash League again this season, even if the Heat reaches the semi-finals on January 24.

She was released from hospital on Wednesday, with the Heat confirming the 25-year-old might need titanium plates to help repair some of the damage to her face.

No date was put on Dottin's return to action and she will visit a specialist later in the week.

"I am ok now after a very painful head clash today with my team mate,” Dottin said on her Facebook page.

"I went to hospital for scans which have now revealed that I have multiple fractures of my cheek bone.

"Eye socket and eyesight is fine, jaw and teeth fine.

"I am out of hospital now recovering before a specialist appointment with a face surgeon Thursday. At this stage it is believed I will require titanium plates to fix the issues.

"All is going to be fine!”

Harris was making her first appearance for the Heat this season in the win over the Melbourne Stars on Tuesday.

She received medical treatment at Allan Border Field after she and Dottin clashed heads when chasing a Meg Lanning big hit.

Harris ended up head-first in the picket fence while the West Indian appeared to land on a kit bag.

The Heat plays next against the Sydney Thunder on Monday and Tuesday at Blacktown.



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