Reigning champions Yorkshire have received a blow ahead of the start of the Specsavers County Championship with news Tim Bresnan will miss the first six weeks of the campaign.
The former England seamer has torn his lower calf and is expected to miss the first four games as the White Rose look to win the championship for a third successive year.
Yorkshire physiotherapist Kunwar Bansil said: “It is unfortunate for Tim. He will now start an intense period of rehabilitation on his torn calf and we hope to have him back fit and strong during the middle of May.”
Bresnan scored 849 runs and took 45 wickets in Yorkshire’s successful title defence last term.
Fellow bowler Matthew Fisher is expected to be fit for the start of the campaign on April 17 despite struggling with a hamstring strain.
— Tim Bresnan (@timbresnan) March 31, 2016