Healy has been keeping wicket throughout the tours to England and Ireland despite multiple injuries, but suffered a new fracture to her left index finger on Tuesday. Perry, meanwhile, has a left-knee injury which kept her off the field in the second innings on Tuesday and, according to a CA release, will require up to six weeks of rest.
They were due to play for Northern Superchargers and Birmingham Phoenix respectively and were among the highest-profile overseas players due to play in the Hundred this year. As a result, their withdrawals are an obvious blow to the competition.
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Rodrigues, 22, was the second-highest run-scorer in the first season of the Hundred but missed the majority of last year’s competition with a wrist injury. Superchargers opted not to retain her ahead of March’s draft but have now brought her back as a replacement.
“I’m so excited to be back in The Hundred,” Rodrigues said in a press release. “It’s a world class competition and I’ve had so much taking part in it previously.
“I was very disappointed to have to withdraw last year through injury so it’s great to be back. Headingley is a brilliant ground to play at, with great fans, and I can’t wait to be back out there.”
Perry’s replacement is yet to be confirmed. Elsewhere in the women’s competition, Hannah Rainey has signed for Oval Invincibles as a replacement for Beth Langston, while Chloe Skelton will replace Georgia Davis.
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Ollie Pope (Welsh Fire), Olly Stone (London Spirit) and Fred Klaassen (Manchester Originals) have all pulled out of the tournament through injury, and are replaced by Somerset allrounder Ben Green, Surrey seamer Dan Worrall and Durham allrounder Ben Raine respectively.
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