Ian needs a few injections, which suggestions him out for six to eight weeks © Getty
Ian Bell will now not purpose for Warwickshire within the remainder of the County Championship season with a knee damage forcing the aged England batsman into but every other lengthy spell on the treatment table. Bell had handiest appropriate recovered from a protracted layoff owing to an injured toe earlier than being setback as soon as extra with a tendon damage on his left knee.
Bell, who scored 1027 runs last year earning Warwickshire a promotion to the main division, reported his damage after a 2nd XI match versus Lancashire earlier this month. “Ian needs a few injections, which suggestions him out for six to eight weeks,” Paul Farbrace, the membership’s sport director acknowledged.
“It’s very frustrating for us, and for Ian, that but every other damage has befell when he used to be extremely shut to a First Crew return. He will now have a 3-week duration of minimal instruct earlier than working closely with our medical, and energy and conditioning teams to put collectively him for the pre-season programme in 2020,” Farbrace added.
Bell suffered a foot damage accurate through the Pakistan Extensive League in February overlooked the launch up of the Championship nonetheless had been remained hopeful of playing a section within the 2nd half of of the season. This setback will now force him to miss a entire season for the main time in 20 years, since he joined the membership as a 17-year-aged in 1999.
“While we’re naturally upset to lose a player of Ian’s mammoth skill, one of the positives of 2019 has been the plan through which our young, homegrown avid gamers have fought in contemporary weeks. They’ll continue to be given the different to make and thrive as we continue our Vitality Blast marketing and marketing campaign and fight to rating our put in Division One amongst the Specsavers County Championship,” Farbrace acknowledged
Warwickshire, who are seventh on the aspects table with appropriate two wins from 10 up to now, subsequent preserve on Somerset within the fixture round starting August 18.