Finger injury rules Northants all-rounder out of county season
The team is currently playing their first-class match against Glamorgan and Keogh isn't a part of the team.
Published - Jun 27, 2018 10:59 pm | Updated - Jun 27, 2018 10:59 pm
Rob Keogh, the all-rounder from Northamptonshire, has been ruled out of the rest of England’s domestic season owing to a finger injury. The 26-year old would need to wear a support in order to restrict its movement for the next 12 weeks. He played three matches in the four-day tournament and scored 62 runs at an average of 10.33 and with a highest score of 29.
With the ball, he picked up two wickets. In the One Day Cup, he notched 92 runs in five contests at an average of 23. His highest score of 51 came against Worcestershire. The injury now means that he is set to miss the T20 Blast as well which gets underway from next month. Quite expectantly, the cricketer is disgusted over the missing out on the action on the cricket pitch.
“I feel for Rob”- Northants coach
“The splint will keep the finger still – because if it bends in the first eight weeks, the process will have to start again. It will then need to go into another cast for a further four weeks, so that takes us nearly to the end of the season. I’m absolutely gutted to be missing so much cricket, especially the Twenty20. I had one of my better seasons personally in the competition last year, ” Keogh told to Cricbuzz.
David Ripley, the Head Coach of the Northants, also talked about how injuries have marred the cricketer’s stint this time around. The team is currently playing their seventh first-class match this season against Glamorgan and Keogh isn’t a part of the team. They are currently languishing at the bottom of the table with 45 points.
“I feel for Rob because his season hasn’t really got going with injury through the pre-season period, and now another injury that’s ended his campaign. He’s started his spell on the sidelines with a very positive response in how he can still continue to work on his bowling – and as also support the rest of the lads in practice and pre-match preparation.
We will certainly miss his all-round contributions in both the T20 and Championship cricket but we’re sure he’ll make a full recovery,” the coach mentioned.