Christchurch: Desperate to take part in the World Cup, New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram has said he would seriously consider amputating his injured ring finger to make it to the Caribbean for the mega event.
Oram, who broke his finger during a Chappell-Hadlee Trophy match, said he was not sure how his finger was healing under the protective strapping.
``The plan is get to the West Indies, whip it off and assess the inflammation... If it means cutting the finger off, if that's the worse-case scenario, if that's the last resort, I'll do that, there's no way I'm missing this,'' he was quoted as saying in the New Zealand media.
Oram said he would try specially designed splints and pain-killers to ease the pain.
``We've got a couple of techniques in terms of taping and a couple of guards which are a lot thinner so they can fit into a batting glove. I'm confident it'll be fine,'' he said.
The 29-year-old would not be able to test his finger until their first practice session in Barbados on Saturday.
Recalling the incident, Oram said the initial impact of the high chance at Wellington did not hurt and it was not until he looked down that he knew something was wrong.
``You know when your finger's not going straight it's bad news. I thought the worst straight away two weeks out from the World Cup and you're finger is going at right angles.
``I've seen one replay where I look happy and then I'm swearing it didn't go down well with mum,'' he said. PTI