Luke Fletcher ruled out for season afer horror head injury

IN PICTURE: ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP KIT: Luke Fletcher.
CAPTION SHOULD READ: PICTURE BY MARK FEAR/MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY

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STORY: NOTTS COUNTY CRICKET PRESS/MEDIA DAY AT TRENT BRIDGE CRICKET GROUND, NOTTINGHAM.
FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017.
PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR
IN PICTURE: ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP KIT: Luke Fletcher. CAPTION SHOULD READ: PICTURE BY MARK FEAR/MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR - MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY. CONTACT markfearphotographer@outlook.com (+44) 753 977 3354 STORY: NOTTS COUNTY CRICKET PRESS/MEDIA DAY AT TRENT BRIDGE CRICKET GROUND, NOTTINGHAM. FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017. PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR

Nottinghamshire’s Luke Fletcher has been ruled out for the rest of the 2017 season after his horror injury against the Birmingham Bears.

Fletcher was smacked in the head by the ball during his follow through in the side’s T20 defeat at Edgbaston on Saturday night.

Play was suspended while Fletcher received treatment, before he was pictured in an ambulance giving a thumbs up to the camera.

“Following consultation with doctors, Luke has been ruled out for the rest of the 2017 season to allow adequate time to recover and complete a monitored care plan to ensure he has a safe return to play,” said director of cricket Mick Newell.

“Whilst we are all obviously very disappointed, Luke’s health is of paramount importance and comes first.

“We will continue to give him every support as he undergoes his recovery.”