Fast bowler Matt Milnes is set for a spell on the sidelines following further examination of his back injury.

Milnes will be sidelined for up to six months after he sustained a reinjury of his lumbar stress fracture, and following a specialist consultation it has been determined that the 28-year-old will require a long period off the field.

Seamer Milnes, who joined Yorkshire during the winter, suffered a lumbar stress fracture whilst bowling during the 2022 season.

Milnes recovery had progressed nicely, including impressing during the Club’s pre-season tour, and the start of the season. But following discomfort during his last over during Yorkshire’s opening game of the season against Leicestershire CCC the reinjury was confirmed last week.

LV=Insurance County Championship - Yorkshire County Cricket Club v Leicestershire County Cricket Club - Clean Slate Headingley Stadium, Leeds, England - Yorkshire's Matthew MIlnes bowling against Leicestershire.

Pictured Yorkshire’s Matthew Milnes bowling against Leicestershire.

The Club’s medical staff will continue to monitor Milnes throughout his rehabilitation program and work with the fast bowler and his long term performance in mind at all times.

Darren Gough, the Managing Director for Yorkshire County Cricket Club, said: “Matt has worked really hard to get himself back and fit after a bad injury and everyone at the Club is devastated for him at this time.

“The main focus is to support Matt and his family during this difficult period and give him all the support needed to get him back on the pitch as soon as he is fit and healthy.”

The Club will provide a further update on Milnes progress in due course.

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