Roland-Jones suffers brutal injury setback

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Middlesex Cricket have announced that England fast bowler Toby Roland-Jones will miss the remainder of the 2018 season.

Roland-Jones suffered soreness in his back during the game at Derbyshire, which ruled him out of bowling in the second half of the game, and scans have subsequently confirmed a recurrence of the stress fracture he suffered last September.

He will need an extended period of rehabilitation – which will rule him out for the rest of the season.

Angus Fraser, Middlesex Cricket’s Managing Director of Cricket commented: “Everybody at the Club is devastated for Toby and our immediate thoughts are with him, and that he makes a full recovery.

“I know how frustrating it can be to miss a summer of cricket through injury, having been through this myself on two occasions. The ray of light is that you do recover and you do come back stronger and even more determined.

“Toby’s absence is obviously a set-back for Middlesex and he will be missed for more than just his bowling. He is a fantastic presence in the dressing room and has been one of the finest bowlers in the country in the past six or seven years.

Yet one players misfortune is another players opportunity and we have a number of young, hungry bowlers on our staff. They now have an opportunity to show their potential and to fill the hole created by Toby’s misfortune. I have every confidence they are up to this challenge.”

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