Jamie Overton: Somerset pace bowler to miss rest of 2016 season

Jamie Overton
Jamie Overton has taken 86 wickets in 39 first-class matches

Somerset pace bowler Jamie Overton will miss the remainder of the 2016 season because of a lower back injury.

Overton went off during the second day of Somerset's recent final-over County Championship loss to Middlesex and scans revealed a stress fracture.

The 22-year-old played 18 games for the county in all competitions this summer.

"He will begin rehabilitation in the autumn with a view to a full recovery, returning next season," physiotherapist Jamie Thorpe told Somerset's website.external-link

Somerset are currently sixth in County Championship Division One and third in their One-Day Cup group, but cannot qualify for the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast competition.

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