“The incident saw him leave the field and take no further part in the match, with subsequent scans revealing surgery was required,” a Scorchers statement said. “An exact timeframe for Turner’s return will be determined in due course.”
Turner had been managing the knee problem throughout the season and did not feature in Western Australia’s last two Sheffield Shield matches before the BBL break. It’s understood that surgery had always been on the cards but Scorchers had hoped to get him through the competition.
Scorchers are now working through who will replace Turner as captain with a decision to be made before they face Melbourne Renegades at Optus Stadium on Boxing Day.
Turner secured an IPL deal worth AU$178,000 with Lucknow Super Giants, who will be coached by Justin Langer, in the auction on Tuesday. That tournament is due to start around March 22.
Scorchers, who are aiming for a hat-trick of titles, are currently second in the table with two wins from three matches. Their first game of the season against Renegades in Geelong was abandoned due to a dangerous pitch.