BBC Home
Explore the BBC
| Help
Last Updated: Monday, 14 April, 2003, 08:47 GMT 09:47 UK
Fulton undergoes surgery
Kent skipper David Fulton
Fulton guided Kent to third place in Division One last summer

Kent captain David Fulton will miss the start of their County Championship campaign after undergoing surgery on his right eye.

Fulton was struck in the face by a ball which managed to squeeze through the gap above the grille of his helmet while batting in the nets last Friday.

An operation was performed the following day, although x-rays have confirmed there was no fracture.

"I think everything's going as well as it could do," club chief executive Paul Millman told BBC Radio Kent.

We are not sure how long David will be out
Director of Cricket Ian Brayshaw

"There's a period of rehab after any surgery which he must go through before we have any prognosis of how long he will be out."

Kent begin a three-day game against Cambridge University on Friday, with their opening Championship game against Leicestershire following at Canterbury on 23 April.

Former England all-rounder Mark Ealham will lead the side in Fulton's absence as vice-captain Min Patel also injured.


Carberry opts for Kent
28 Jan 03  |  Counties
Foxes capture Masters
27 Nov 02  |  Counties
Kent snap up Sheriyar
12 Nov 02  |  Counties

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

ALSO IN THIS SECTION Kent's Key to focus on batting
Billings targets Kent first team
Kent hand new deals to 12 players
Counties learn draw for 2013 CB40

E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs | Headlines for your site


Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport