Adam Voges suffers torn calf muscle
During the recent Specsavers County Championship match against Somerset at Lord’s, Adam Voges retired hurt whilst batting, having suffered an injury to his right calf muscle.
After a period of rest, to allow for the swelling to reduce, Adam’s calf was scanned on Tuesday to assess the full extent of the damage.
The results of that scan showed that Adam had torn his calf muscle, meaning that he will be unable to play any cricket for a period of approximately six weeks.
After consultation with the club, it has been agreed that Adam will return to Australia immediately, where he will recuperate, and will return to England in late July in time to play in the NatWest T20 Blast match against Hampshire on 3 August.
He will then be available for all of Middlesex’s remaining fixtures in 2017.
Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser, commented…
"Losing Adam is naturally a blow as he contributes significantly to everything we do, whether it be with bat in hand, catching at slip or his general presence around the team.
“His absence, however, does give opportunities to other players who are desperate to play in the First Eleven. In the past we have coped well without an overseas player and I expect us to do so now.
"Adam was always due to return to Australia for a month after our Specsavers County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston. By doing this he would have missed our NatWest T20 Blast game against Hampshire at Lord's and our home Specsavers County Championship match against Warwickshire. This was to allow us to register Brendon McCullum and Tim Southee for the NatWest T20 Blast.
"Adam has now agreed to come back early at the end of July to be available for these games and all our remaining fixtures. By then Brendon will have travelled to the Caribbean to play in the CPL. Every indication we have had is that Adam will be fully fit and raring to go by then."