Sales the latest concern for Northants

David Sales will have a scan on a calf injuryDavid Sales will have a scan on a calf injury
David Sales will have a scan on a calf injury
David Sales has become another worry for Northamptonshire as their injury list continues to grow.

The batsman tweaked a calf muscle before the start of the two-day friendly with Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge and will have a scan tomorrow (Friday).

It hasn’t been the best of fortnights for the County who already have David Willey and Ben Duckett out of action with back and knee problems respectively.

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And the timing of Sales’ issue is the main concern for head coach David Ripley who said: “David won’t bat in this game and it’s definitely worrying.

“We don’t know if their is any damage but being so close to the start of the season it is a bit concerning.”

As for Willey, who had a scan on his back earlier this week and has yet to return to bowling in a full capacity, Ripley revealed that the club are waiting for the radiographer to compare the results with an earlier image.

He added: “The results from the latest one are fairly positive but until it’s checked against the last one then we won;t have the full picture.

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“In isolation, this scan showed the problem to be three-quarters healed but we have to make sure that it wasn’t the same before which would indicate no real progress.

“So finger’s crossed we’ll have some good news.”