Worcestershire blow as Joe Leach ruled out for season with stress fracture [CricInfo] 14 Jun, 2018

Worcestershire blow as Joe Leach ruled out for season with stress fracture - ESPNcricinfo Worcestershire blow as Joe Leach ruled out for season with stress fracture --> < > MenuESPN ScoresAll cricket scores, fixtures and results here. More ESPNEdition Worcestershire blow as Joe Leach ruled out for season with stress fracture25mESPNcricinfo staff'You can't bowl three balls and start looking for a wicket'20hNagraj GollapudiZimbabwe players may call off protest and play T20 tri-series19hFirdose MoondaWho played the most Test matches without ever bowling?2dSteven LynchJohn Mooney looks ahead to his Test debut with Afghanistan2dNagraj GollapudiRecords, upsets, and a tape-ball World Cup: a recap of the week3dESPNcricinfo staffThe night terror hit cricket in Afghanistan4dSharda UgraWorcestershire blow as Joe Leach ruled out for season with stress fractureJoe Leach leads his team off after securing victoryGetty ImagesFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerEmailcomment6:26 AM ETESPNcricinfo staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintcommentWorcestershire captain Joe Leach has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a stress fracture of the back.Leach felt soreness during the Royal London Cup match against Warwickshire last week and subsequent scans revealed the injury.'Joe felt some soreness during the Warwickshire game and an MRI scan on Friday showed inflammation around the l5 region of the lumbar spine,' Worcestershire head of sports science and medicine, Ben Davies, said'He then had a CT scan on Tuesday which unfortunately showed a stress fracture in that region and he will miss the rest of the season. It will now be a case of resting and then rehab for Joe with the aim of making a complete recovery.'Leach has taken almost 200 Championship wickets between 2015 and 2017 and this season had claimed 23 wickets at 22.08 but Worcestershire will now have to cope without their attack leader. They face a relegation battle in the Championship and the T20 Blast starts next month alongside their quest to reach a Lord's final in Royal London.Head coach Kevin Sharp said: 'It is a big blow and Joe is gutted and quite upset at the minute. He has played such a major part for the club over the last few years.'It is life. Bowling is a very physical job. Joe has had very few injuries but very rarely do bowlers go through their career without some sort of injury.'We now have to regroup a bit. We have lost our captain for the rest of the season and we will have a think about things and sort that out over the next week.'The lads will also be gutted but there is a great spirit in this squad and they will want to do it for Joe on Sunday.'It means there will be an opening for others that might not have had an opportunity. We want the lads to stand up and be counted - and I'm sure they will.'FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerEmailcommentSponsored HeadlinesComments ABOUT COOKIES To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? Yes More Info Here Cookie Choices

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