Topley suffers shoulder injury setback

Reece Topley had enjoyed a taste of international cricket before his run of injuries © Getty Images

Reece Topley, the England left-arm seamer, has suffered another injury setback after picking up a shoulder problem which will require surgery.

Topley, 22, experienced discomfort while throwing during a recent training session ahead of joining the England Pace Programme in South Africa. A Hampshire statement said they are hopeful of him being fit for the start of the domestic season in April.

“Reece is a determined character and although it is disappointing news for him, we’re very hopeful that he’ll be fit and raring to go in time for the new season,” Giles White, Hampshire’s director of cricket, said.

He had been returning from a stress fracture of the back which meant he only played one game for Hampshire in the 2016 season following his move from Essex. In his one outing last summer he broke his hand while batting and it was during training following that injury when the back problem was diagnosed.

Topley has played 10 ODIs and six T20s for England, including being part of the World T20 campaign in India last year.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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