The Warriors franchise was extremely relieved to learn that former captain and stalwart Colin Ingram had recovered from a mystery ailment that baffled specialists and laid him low for a while.
“Colin will always have a special place in the hearts of the Warriors family and I speak for everyone at the franchise when I say that we are pleased that he is well again and able to resume his career with Glamorgan,” said Warriors Chief Executive Officer Mark Williams.
“It’s great to be happy and healthy again and to have made a full recovery so far, “ Ingram said in an interview with BBC Sport Wales. “Most of the specialists I’ve spoken to feel it’s some sort of auto-immune cause that could have built up over a period of time, or was just triggered by something small.” he added
Ingram, who captains Glamorgan as a Kolpak player, needed clearance before he could resume playing because of the drugs he was given in hospital and the therapeutic exemption certificate came through as he was travelling to Richmond for a match against Middlesex.
“Some of the things they gave me when I was hospitalised were necessary to revive me, but had to be cleared by Drug Free Sport, so I’m thankful to the medical team and the work they put in as well,” he said.
After leading his team to a 7 wicket win over Middlesex, Ingram then announced his return to action in spectacular fashion by blasting 89 runs off just 47 balls against Essex at Sophia Gardens over the weekend as Glamorgan claimed their 4th consecutive T20 triumph.
Above: Colin Ingram (left) and Jon Jon Smuts at St Georges Park / Image Neil Bisseker