Adam Voges: Middlesex batsman suffers torn calf muscle

Adam Voges
Adam Voges has made two half-centuries in six first-class innings this season

Middlesex batsman Adam Voges will be out until August after suffering a torn calf muscle in his right leg.

Voges was forced to retire hurt on 86 after suffering the injury while batting during the County Championship draw with Somerset on 4 June.

Middlesex hope to have the Australian back for their T20 Blast game against Hampshire at Lord's on 3 August.

The 37-year-old has scored 230 runs in four first-class games this season at an average of 57.50.

"Losing Adam is naturally a blow as he contributes significantly to everything we do," director of cricket Angus Fraser said.

"His absence, however, does give opportunities to other players who are desperate to play in the first XI.

"In the past we have coped well without an overseas player and I expect us to do so now."

Defending county champions Middlesex are sixth in the Division One table, having drawn all four of their matches this season.

Voges retired from international cricket in February with a Test batting average of 61.87 from 31 innings, second only to Australian great Sir Donald Bradman's career average of 99.94 from 52 Tests.

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