Aaron Finch has been released from hospital following precautionary X-ray test after the Australian edged a pull shot into his ribs while batting for Yorkshire’s Second XI in their three-day match against Worcestershire’s Second XI.
Finch was forced to retire hurt after suffering the blow, however a positive sign was that he could walk from the field without any aid and there were no further delays in the match.
The fact that he was spitting up blood was worrying. He was taken to hospital for scans and X-rays, but was later released.
“He left the field unaided and it was decided that he should go to hospital for a scan,” Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon told the club’s website.
“We are waiting for results of that scan, but felt it was best for him to return to Leeds. We will monitor the situation and liaise with Cricket Australia.
“Finch hasn’t played a lot of cricket since he came back from his injury, so ‘Dizzy’ (Jason Gillespie) spoke to him about playing in the Second XI. We thought it would be better spending time in the seconds and building it up ”
Finch was making his third appearance for Yorkshire’s Second XI this season, but his first against the red ball. He has featured in two T20 matches for the seconds and another three for the first XI in England’s domestic Twenty20 competition.
That makes this Finch’s sixth match since returning from hamstring surgery after he injured his tendon playing in the Indian Premier League for the Mumbai Indians in April, who went on to become the tournament champions.
That hamstring injury was Finch’s first major complaint in his professional career, and the opener had been keen to return to the crease as quickly as possible.Finch’s love and passion for the game made him restless during that period of time
“Sitting at home doing nothing and rehabbing is very boring.
“I think there’s been times when you’ve been playing a lot you think to yourself ‘Geez I’d just love a break, just a week or two off’. But when you get it though … it took me about a week before I went insane.
“I’ve just been walking around the house with my bat in my hand wanting to play and wanting to train.
“Luckily I’ve had 10 good years without any injury so a small setback like this probably isn’t the worst thing, especially after such a huge summer and winning the World Cup it’s nice to sit back and reflect.”
Edited By : Akanksha Agarwal