Edwards facing long injury layoff after ankle break

LONDON, CMC – Former West Indies and Barbados speedster, Fidel Edwards, was facing a long spell on the sidelines after fracturing his ankle during warm-ups on the final day of Hampshire’s County Championship game against Yorkshire on Wednesday.

Fast bowler Fidel Edwards … facing a long injury layoff after breaking ankle.
Fast bowler Fidel Edwards … facing a long injury layoff after breaking ankle.

Hampshire confirmed the injury on Thursday and said Edwards would undergo tests to determine the extent of the damage and his recuperation period.

“Hampshire Cricket can confirm that fast-bowler Fidel Edwards has suffered a fractured right ankle which was sustained during the warm-up on day four of the Specsavers County Championship match against Yorkshire at Headingley,” the club said in a statement.

“Fidel will see a specialist [Thursday] which will help determine the predicted length of time that he will be out of action for.”

The loss of the 34-year-old Edwards will be huge for Hampshire who are already stricken with an injury crisis that has claimed Reece Topley, Ryan Stevenson, Gareth Berg, Liam Dawson, Chris Wood and Sean Ervine.

Edwards has played both Hampshire games this season, taking three wickets against Warwickshire in the opening game earlier this month. He went wicket-less from 23 overs in the first innings against Yorkshire but was ruled out of action in the second innings.

Hampshire’s coach Dale Benkenstein said the injury came about in a freak accident during a game of football prior to the start of play.

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