Northamptonshire’s red-ball Captain Adam Rossington will miss the upcoming LV= Insurance County Championship fixture against Yorkshire starting on Thursday.
Rossington injured his finger while keeping wicket in the Club’s recent victory over Glamorgan.
“Adam had an x-ray yesterday to exclude a fracture and that came back clear which is good news.” Northamptonshire’s Head Physiotherapist Barry Goudriaan said.
“However, the nature of the injury means that after a consultation with our upper limb specialist Alistair Jepson at BMI Three Shires, we advised Adam sits out this game to get it right.”
Ricardo Vasconcelos will take the gloves for this weeks matchup with Yorkshire and will also take over captaincy of the side. Meanwhile Rossington will remain in Northampton for rehabilitation work with Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Lorkin and Assistant Physiotherapist Sophie Slope.
Ricardo Vasconcelos (c/wk)
“It’s always a tough call to make, but we advised him that if he was to play with this kind of this type of finger joint ligament injury he could aggravate it to the extent he’d miss considerably longer than just one game.” Goudriaan added.
“Adam’s the type of player that will never stay down and a really proud captain of this team too. He’s disappointed to not be playing but he understands that longer term it’s better for him to sit one out over maybe being hit in the same place again and being out a lot longer.”