Western Australian seamer Jhye Richardson has suffered an injury setback just before making his first-class cricket return.
The 27-year-old dislocated his right shoulder during a second XI match last week just before he was expected to make his return to Sheffield Sheild cricket later this week.
However, WA Cricket has confirmed that Richardson has been cleared of any significant structural damage in a statement. His return date is still unknown at this stage.
“Scans on Jhye Richardson's right shoulder which was dislocated in the second XI match last Tuesday have cleared him from any major structural damage,” WA Cricket confirmed in a statement.
“As a nationally contracted player, WA Cricket is working with Cricket Australia to determine his return to play.”
Richardson made his international debut for Australia in 2017 but went under the knife in March after enduring a hamstring injury and missed the entire IPL season for the Mumbai Indians.
"With extensive injuries, your mind obviously goes through a few challenges being in rehab for so long," he told cricket.com.au recently.
"Having surgery on my hamstring to try and fix that issue meant being in rehab for so long, you don't forget that you're a cricketer, but you don't always feel like a cricketer because you're not playing and you're not necessarily training for cricket – you're training to rehabilitate an injury.
"It can get really, really frustrating at times when you're inside having to do a really gruelling, crappy session with no-one around you, and everyone is outside playing cricket.
"So that's been a struggle, and because this has been such a slow process as well, purposefully slow, mind you, I haven't really felt like a cricketer for a little while."