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Tom Poynton back at home with family

TomPoyntonFollowing the tragic events of Friday evening, the Club can confirm that Tom Poynton has been discharged from hospital and is now at home with his family. 

He is being supported by the Club Doctor and Club Physiotherapist who are treating the injuries sustained to his lower limbs in the accident. Further investigations will be undertaken by the Club’s medical team tomorrow to ensure everything is in place to support Tom's rehabilitation.

The Poynton family would like to formally extend their deep gratitude for the words of tribute and support that have been extended to them in the last 24 hours.

They are also sincerely grateful to the England and Wales Cricket Board and Leicestershire CCC for supporting the decision to postpone the opening LV= County Championship game, due to take place today at Grace Road.

Derbyshire CCC Chief Executive Simon Storey added: "We are relieved that Tom is now at home with his family and friends.

“The Club will continue to do everything we can to support him in his rehabilitation, but the priority remains for now on supporting Tom and his family as they come to terms with the loss of Keith.

"The squad will return to The 3aaa County Ground tomorrow with the full support of the family. There is a shared sense of loss across the entire Club which we will face together.

“On behalf of the entire Club, I would like to put on record our sincere gratitude to all the messages of support we have received at this difficult time.”

The Club will continue to provide updates on Tom's health as his rehabilitation progresses.

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