Joseph, Cornwall making progress in High Performance Programme

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Windies senior team pacer Alzarri Joseph and Windies A team all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall have been in an intensive rehabilitation and fitness programme.

Joseph’s programme has been geared towards helping him recover and rehabilitate from a stress injury to his back, sustained during the Windies tour of New Zealand late last year. Joseph has already completed four weeks of physical training and is currently on his 16th day of ‘return to bowling’ programme.

High Performance Director, Graeme West, is pleased with Alzarri’s progress and reaction to the rehabilitation programme.

West indicated “The really positive thing so far is that there’s been no negative reaction by his body to bowling. Roddy Estwick has introduced a couple small technical changes that we hope will help his efficiency and take a little bit of stress off his bowling action.”

Alzarri Joseph in the nets

Cornwall, on the other hand, has had a shorter period since starting the fitness programme, but is making quick progress. He has played a considerable amount of cricket over the last six months.

However, CWI has identified a window where he could focus on some physical training and he is currently working six days a week with the Strength and Conditioning Coach to complete a three-week programme.

West was also pleased with the progress and determination that Cornwall has shown. “He’s progressing very well and will be putting that to the test soon, with some club cricket in Antigua. The ultimate goal is to have him ready for ongoing tours to include, but not limited to Windies A tour of the England, CPL, Super50 and the Four-Day League.”

Both Cornwall and Joseph train at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. Strength and Conditioning Expert, Ronald Rogers, is part of the team included in the recovery of both players.

The programme is managed by West, along with Dr. Oba Gulston, Manager of Sports Medicine and Science, Rogers and Bowling Consultant Roddy Estwick. (CWI)

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