England batsman Dom Sibley to miss Warwickshire's next two matches with broken finger
England opening batsman Dom Sibley will miss at least two matches for Warwickshire after sustaining a broken finger in the Bears' County Championship match with Nottinghamshire last week; the injury will be assessed again at the end of the month
By PA Media
Last Updated: 21/04/21 2:06pm
England batsman Dom Sibley will miss Warwickshire's next two matches at least due to a broken finger.
Sibley was hoping to find form in the early part of the domestic season after a challenging winter on the sub-continent but has seen those plans interrupted by injury.
The opener sustained a blow while fielding against Nottinghamshire and was unable to bat in the match. Now he will miss this week's home match against Essex and the subsequent visit to Durham, before further assessment.
A statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board read: "Dom Sibley is set to miss Warwickshire's next two LV= Insurance County Championship matches after scans revealed that he has fractured his right middle finger.
"The ECB and Warwickshire medical teams will review Sibley at the end of the month and will then take a view on his return to playing."
Sibley has six weeks to recover ahead of England's first Test of the summer against New Zealand at the beginning of June.
Trott returns to Warwickshire in consultant role
Former Warwickshire and England batsman Jonathan Trott has returned to the Bears as a consultant to support the men's team squad.
Trott, who played 52 Tests, retired as a Warwickshire player at the end of the 2018 season and has since enjoyed coaching roles with England and Kent.
The 39-year-old will now be tasked with supporting the development of the Bears squad, including mentoring the players and supporting the coaching team of Mark Robinson, Graeme Welch, Tony Frost and Ian Westwood.
Trott said: "It means a huge amount to me to return to Warwickshire, in this new role as a consultant.
"There's a lot of talented players in the squad, some of whom I know well from my time within the playing ranks. I'm very excited to have this opportunity and to hopefully supporting the Bears on our journey to becoming a team that consistently challenges for trophies again."