Worcestershire cricketer Joe Leach ruled out for rest of 2018 with back injury
Worcestershire cricketer Joe Leach has injured his back meaning he will miss the rest of the 2018 season.
The 27-year-old, from Stafford, picked up the stress fracture during Worcester Rapid's Royal London One-Day Cup clash with Warwickshire at Edgbaston on Tuesday.
His fate was confirmed by medical scans. Worcestershire's head of sports science and medicine Ben Davies, said: "It will now be a case of resting and then rehab for Joe with the aim of making a complete recovery."
Leach, a Wolves fan, was formerly part of the Shropshire side in the Minor Counties cricket league before stepping up to Worcestershire in the first-class game.
His injury makes it the second in a week for Worcestershire with paceman Josh Tongue side-lined until mid August after he injured his left foot.