Nottinghamshire all-rounder Rob Keogh sustained a finger injury and will be out of the remainder of England’s domestic championship. The young 26 year old will need to wear a splint on his arm to restrict any arm movement for the next 12 weeks. Keogh was disappointed after sustaining the injury.
“The splint will keep the finger still – because if it bends in the first eight weeks, the process will have to start again,” Keogh said. “It will then need to go into another cast for a further four weeks, so that takes us nearly to the end of the season.
The injury also means that the all-rounder will also miss the Vitality T20 Blast campaign. It gets underway from 4th July. Keogh said that he was very disappointed at missing out so much cricket. He wanted to carry on his rich vein of form which saw him bat quite brilliantly in the competition last year.
Keogh gutted to be missing out
“I’m absolutely gutted to be missing so much cricket, especially the Twenty20. I had one of my better seasons personally in the competition last year. All the players enjoy T20 – trying to get to finals day with that terrific atmosphere. It’s hugely disappointing that I won’t be involved this time – although obviously I’ll be supporting the rest of the team and doing a bit of radio commentary as we look to win the trophy again.”
Nottinghamshire head coach David Ripley feels for Keogh who had already sustained an injury before the start of the season. “I feel for Rob because his season hasn’t really got going with injury through the pre-season period, and now another injury that’s ended his campaign.
“He’s started his spell on the sidelines with a very positive response in how he can still continue to work on his bowling – and as also support the rest of the lads in practice and pre-match preparation. We will certainly miss his all-round contributions in both the T20 and Championship cricket but we’re sure he’ll make a full recovery,” Ripley said.