Josh Poysden: Yorkshire spinner to miss rest of season with fractured skull

Josh Poysden
Josh Poysden previously played for Warwickshire before joining Yorkshire

Yorkshire spinner Josh Poysden suffered a fractured skull after being hit by a ball in training, but his county says he will make a "full recovery".

The 27-year-old was struck on Monday and had treatment in hospital before being discharged on Wednesday.

Poysden, who suffered internal bleeding and bruising on the brain, has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

"I feel the injury could've been a lot worse, so I feel lucky to hopefully be able to make a full recovery," he said.

"I was just throwing at one of the lads and they whacked one straight back at me, in the side of the head."

Though the bleeding had not gone on to his brain, leg-spinner Poysden will suffer concussion symptoms for six weeks and cannot play cricket for three months while it heals.

"There were some concerning moments and when the results of the CT scan came through, if my condition deteriorated any more, there was a possibility of having surgery or a procedure which involved inserting a needle into my brain to check on the bleeding," Poysden continued.

"I have received lots of messages from everyone throughout the club and at other counties, so I am very grateful for all of their support."

Poysden has featured in white-ball cricket for Yorkshire this season, bowling in their T20 Blast defeat by Derbyshire on Saturday.

Coach Andrew Gale described the incident as a "freak accident", adding: "I'm gutted for the lad. Our priority is his health and him at this moment in time."

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