Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton has been ruled out through injury for the rest of the season.
Investigations by medical specialists have revealed that the 24-year-old’s lower-limb injuries, sustained in the car accident that tragically killed his father Keith, are worse than originally thought and will require a longer period of rehabilitation.
Elite Performance Director, Graeme Welch said: “We are all bitterly disappointed for Tom. He’ll get the best possible support from our medical team during his rehab and will remain very much a part of the group.
“Whilst it’s a setback for the lad, but he’s a resilient character and a strong professional. He’ll throw himself into rehab and come back fitter, stronger and more determined than before.”
The Club is working hard to augment its wicketkeeping line-up for the rest of the season in the light of Poynton’s injury setback.
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