Trent Copeland doing what he does best
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Twelfth men don’t get much glory but they do at least get to stay safe. It’s pretty hard to get an injury when all you’re doing is carrying the drinks.
Some people, however, can still manage it. The 12th man at last week’s Sheffield Shield clash against Victoria will sit out the next six weeks with an ankle injury after somehow managing to fall down the dressing room stairs.
"I'm a little bit embarrassed about it," says Trent Copeland, a swing bowler for NSW.
“I've copped plenty of stick from the support staff and also from my family and my wife (netballer Kim Green). She likes to think that I'm clumsy at the best of times."
"It's one of those things where I've run up and down those stairs so many times. Nothing was different. I was just probably caught up in the moment when it happened. You can't change it. Life goes on."