Keegan Meth was withdrawn from the final UCB ODI match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, on Sunday. He sustained a mouth injury off the last ball of the Bangladesh innings when he had a direct ball blow straight onto his mouth after Nasir Hossain played a shot back to him.
Meth lost three upper row teeth on impact and a laceration of his lower lip. The doctor on call at the venue attended to the Meth’s lower lip wound which was sutured at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo where he was attended to by a dentist.
The extent of the damage on Meth’s jaws and mouth can only be ascertained after X ray examination and the dentist’s report tomorrow. “Due to the extent of the injury we had to rush him [Meth] to the hospital. He will have to go for X-Rays tomorrow to establish the nature of the dental injury. He will require some orthodentistry for the three teeth and any other possible injuries that might have ensued from the impact,” said Zimbabwe National team physiotherapist, Amato Machikicho.
Keegan was able to join the rest of the team during Zimbabwe’s innings and also partook in the celebrations thereafter.