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Aaron Finch suffers injury in 2nd XI match

— 22 June 2015

Australian international Aaron Finch will play no further part in Yorkshire Second XI match against Worcestershire at Barnt Cricket Club after edging a pull shot into his ribs.

Finch, who retired hurt on 19, was taking part in his first red-ball match for Yorkshire this season and was taken to hospital for precautionary scans.

Yorkshire and Cricket Australia are awaiting results of the scans, but Finch left the West Midlands and returned to Leeds on Monday night.

“He left the field unaided and it was decided that he should go to hospital for a scan,” said Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon.

“We are waiting for results of that scan, but felt it was best for him to return to Leeds. We will monitor the situation and liaise with Cricket Australia.

“Finchy hasn’t played a lot of cricket since he came back from his injury, so Dizzy (Jason Gillespie) spoke to him about playing in the Second XI. We thought it would be better spending time in the seconds and building it up again.”

Finch was making his third outing for Yorkshire’s Second XI this season, but his first against the red ball. He has previously played two T20 matches for the seconds and another three for the first XI in England’s domestic Twenty20 competition.

That makes this Finch’s sixth match since returning from hamstring surgery after he snapped a tendon playing in the Indian Premier League for the Mumbai Indians in April, the eventual tournament champions.

Meanwhile, Australian star Glenn Maxwell is having some time away from cricket this week. He is unable to play for Yorkshire in red-ball cricket at Worcestershire with Finch’s involvement. He will return to NatWest T20 Blast action on Friday, when Yorkshire Vikings travel to face Leicestershire Foxes.

“Maxi’s not had a day off,” added Moxon.

“He’s cricket mad. He’s played second-team cricket, first-team cricket, so we thought it was better for him to go and have a few days off. He agreed. He’s gone down to the South Coast to have a few days off.”