Yorkshire spinner Josh Poysden gets hit by teammate’s shot, suffers skull fracture

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Yorkshire leg-spinner Josh Poysden suffered a fractured skull after being hit by a ball in training, with the county confirming on Thursday he would miss the rest of the season.

The county said the 27-year-old would make a full recovery but specialists had advised that the process would take a minimum of three months.

“I was just throwing at one of the lads and they whacked one straight back at me, in the side of the head,” said Poysden.

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“I didn’t feel that bad to start with, after it hit me. As the rest of the afternoon went on I started to feel worse so I went off to hospital. I had a CT scan in hospital and it showed that I fractured my skull and had some internal bleeding in my head that hadn’t gone on to my brain.”

Coach Andrew Gale described it as a “freak accident”.

“I’m gutted for the lad,” he said. “He has worked hard and his season has revolved around his participation in the T20 campaign and he would have been a big asset to us.”

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