Aaron Finch could miss the rest of Yorkshire’s season with a foot injury.
The Australian batsman has a suspected stress reaction in his right foot and did not play in yesterday’s four-wicket defeat to Derbyshire at Chesterfield, which left Yorkshire needing to win their last three games to stand any chance of reaching the knockout stages.
It emerged yesterday that Finch sustained the injury during Friday’s match against Durham at Headingley, and director of cricket Martyn Moxon admitted he may not play again for the club this year.
Glenn Maxwell (left) with Aaron Finch
“In a worst-case scenario, it could be the end of the season for him,” said Moxon.
“It’s not looking great; he’s had a scan and, from an initial reading of that scan, it looks as though there’s some kind of a stress reaction.
“We’re going to get another reading on it and, hopefully, a conclusive diagnosis, but it looks as though Finchy could be out for a while.
“He set off to run for a ball in the field on Friday, and he felt a little crack in his foot; he must have had his weight at the wrong angle, or something.”
Moxon confirmed that Glenn Maxwell, the club’s other overseas player, would cover for Finch if he is unable to return from this latest setback, which follows a recent hamstring injury.