has been ruled out of the 2018 domestic season due to a recurrence of a stress fracture. Toby suffered soreness in his back during the game at Derbyshire, which ruled him out of bowling in the second half of the game.
As per the scans conducted, it is said to be a repeat of the stress fracture he had suffered last September. Middlesex Cricket announced that he will need an extended period of rehabilitation
Angus Fraser, Middlesex Cricket’s Managing Director of Cricket, said, “Everybody at the club is devastated for Toby and our immediate thoughts are with him, and that he makes a full recovery. I know how frustrating it can be to miss a summer of cricket through injury, having been through this myself on two occasions. The ray of light is that you do recover and you do come back stronger and even more determined.
“Toby’s absence is obviously a setback for Middlesex and he will be missed for more than just his bowling. He is a fantastic presence in the dressing room and has been one of the finest bowlers in the country in the past six or seven years.
“Yet one player’s misfortune is another player’s opportunity and we have a number of young, hungry bowlers on our staff. They now have an opportunity to show their potential and to fill the hole created by Toby’s misfortune. I have every confidence they are up to this challenge.”
During this period of rehabilitation, England are also set to host Scotland, Australia and India, which means he will miss out on representing the national team during the English summer.