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Josh Poysden ruled out of county season with fractured skull
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Josh Poysden ruled out of county season with fractured skull

Josh Poysden was ruled out of the ongoing county season after suffering from a fractured skull during a training session, the club confirmed on Thursday.

The medical staff have advised the Yorkshire leg spinner a three months rest to make a full recovery.

The internal bleeding didn't enter his brain but he will experience concussion symptoms for a couple of months. He was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday after some routine CT scans.

Poysden, while recalling the forgettable injury said, "I was just throwing at one of the lads and they whacked one straight back at me, in the side of the head,"

"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 the 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."

Inspired from the legendary Mushtaq Ahmed, Josh Poysden decided to pursue the art of leg-spin and joined Yorkshire in August 2018.

Yorkshire CCC head coach Andrew Gale remarked it as a "freak accident".

Commenting on Poysden’s career, he said, "I'm gutted for the lad. 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."