Aaron Finch will return to Australia and miss the rest of the season at Yorkshire due to an injured foot.
The Australian Twenty20 captain suffered the injury last Friday during Yorkshire’s win over Durham.
“That’s the end of the season for Aaron, as far as Yorkshire is concerned,” said Yorkshire’s director of cricket Martyn Moxon. “Scans have revealed that he has fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. He will now see a specialist in Melbourne.
“It is a great disappointment for Aaron and the club and we wish him a speedy recovery.”
The injury protracts a woeful period for the 28-year old Australian – Finch missed the first two months of the summer due to a torn hamstring sustained in the IPL and then had a bruised lung when he was struck by a bouncer playing for Yorkshire’s Second XI last month. Further, he made only 76 runs in six innings for Yorkshire.
Yorkshire are now looking to extend Glenn Maxwell’s stay at the club. The Australian batsman will play for Yorkshire today, before leaving for India for a two-week tour with Australia A. It is hoped that he will return at the end of July to play in the Royal London One-Day Cup and County Championship.
“The plan is for Glenn to return after the India A tour at the back end of July to play in the Royal London One-Day Cup competition and a couple of Championship matches,” Moxon said. “We are finalising arrangements with Cricket Australia, but expect that to be sorted out soon.”
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson will join the club for the final four games of the Championship at the end of the next month.