By Matthew Fisher

The last few weeks have been pretty frustrating given that I’ve been kept on the sidelines with a toe injury that hasn’t really felt like anything major.

During the latter stages of the England Lions four-day game against India A at Worcester, I ended up with a nasty cut on the top of my left big toe, which required stitches.

But I’m back bowling and close to returning, hopefully against Northamptonshire in the Blast on tomorrow if selected.

I was over the moon with how I’d bowled for the Lions, taking three wickets in a big win, and was confident of playing a part for Yorkshire in the Roses Championship game.

But, when I came off, I saw some blood on my sock and then found this cut after I’d taken all the strapping off.

I have a small scab on my big toe anyway, which is my landing foot. I have to manage it with strapping.

For some reason, the scab had come off and as the day went on, it had gone across my toe and cut it quite badly.

It was hurting in my final few overs, but I just thought the scab had come off.

The only positive is that it hasn’t been a significant muscle injury like I’ve had in the last few years.

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