Kane Williamson to undergo knee surgery; set to miss ICC ODI World Cup 2023

In the opening match of the IPL 2023 against the Chennai Super Kings, Williamson suffered a leg injury while playing for the Gujarat Titans. He was later disqualified from the competition and sent back to New Zealand for additional knee scans. He now has a protracted recovery and rehabilitation period ahead of him.

Kane Williamson of New Zealand, will likely skip this year’s ODI World Cup in India since he needs surgery to heal a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, according to scan results.


“I’ve received great support over the past few days and want to thank both the Gujarat Titans and New Zealand Cricket for that,” Williamson said in a New Zealand Cricket statement. “Naturally it’s disappointing to get such an injury, but my focus now is on having the surgery and starting rehab.

“It’s going to take some time, but I’ll be doing everything I can to get back on the field as soon as possible. I look forward to doing what I can to support Gary and the team over the next few months.”

The recovery period following ACL reconstruction operations typically lasts six months, which corresponds to the current duration between now and the World Cup in India. Williamson’s operation, however, is anticipated to take place within the next three weeks as it is recommended to wait for the knee swelling to go down before the procedure.