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Voges suffers head injury, hospitalised

LONDON: Middlesex captain Adam Voges will miss the rest of the Specsavers County Championship Division One match with Hampshire after suffering a freak head injury at the Ageas Bowl.

The 36-year-old Australian Test player was hit on the back of the head by the ball when wicket-keeper John Simpson was unable to gather sub Ollie Rayner’s lobbed throw.

Voges immediately fell to the ground and then had to be helped from the pitch by a pair of physios, before being taken to hospital with a suspected concussion.

An update from the club on Monday morning read: “Adam saw the doctor yesterday, who discharged him from hospital. He is feeling better today but still has a headache.

“Adam will come over to see the rest of the team later today and we will continue to monitor him over the next few days.”

After the incident, Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser said: “The feeling from the physio Peter Waxman is that it is a concussion but that will be shown up later.

“It was a freak injury but you wonder why, when a cricket ball gets thrown around the field as much as it does, it doesn’t happen often. A cricket ball is a hard thing.

“It is sad for Adam and disappointing for us, as we will have no more use out of him in this match.

“He wasn’t feeling very well in the dressing room, so we decided to get him to the hospital to get him checked over. He wants to remain here, even if he can’t play.”