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Another eye operation for Boucher

Former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher will undergo an operation to remove blood clots from his eye.

Former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher.

CAPE TOWN - Former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher will undergo a second operation on his serious eye injury in Cape Town on Thursday morning.

Boucher sustained the injury while playing in a warmup match for the Proteas against Somerset in England and underwent emergency surgery while still in the UK.

Family doctor Peter Sandell said Boucher's state of mind was good.

"Under the circumstances I think Mark is doing very well. Obviously he's anxious to get the procedure behind him and to get a more reasonable prognosis in terms of where his going to be from an eyesight point of view going forward."

Sandell told Eyewitness News Sport that the procedure is significant in Boucher's rehabilitation.

"It will provide the surgeon with the first opportunity to assess the eye and the extent of the injury. It also provides him with the opportunity to remove any further blood clots and possibly repair damage to the structures of the eye."

The Acting CEO of Cricket South Africa, Jacques Faul, said they were wishing him all the very best.

"We are very concerned about his recovery. However, I do believe there are very positive signs. We will follow the outcomes and medical advice closely."

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