County news June 27, 2015

Burns makes return after outfield collision

ESPNcricinfo staff

Rory Burns was back in the middle on Saturday © Getty Images

Rory Burns, the Surrey batsman, has made his return to action two weeks after his sickening collision with Moises Henriques against Sussex, at Arundel, which left both players in hospital.

Burns suffered lacerations to his face in the incident and was knocked unconscious although had come around by the time he left the ground in an ambulance.

In his first innings back he made 21 opening the batting in the County Championship against Gloucestershire at The Oval before being caught behind off Liam Norwell. Earlier in the week, Burns had said he did not have any recollection of the moment of impact on the outfield during the NatWest T20 Blast fixture.

"I don't remember any of the collision," he told Surrey TV. "I remember the ball going up and thinking I probably have to put my foot down to try and get there - I got there, remember diving, but don't remember me and Moises colliding. Apart from that, I remember the whole game then waking up and seeing the paramedics.

"The headaches have died down now, the stitches are out and scarring up nicely so I'm on the mend."

Henriques suffered a broken jaw in the accident and damage to his teeth but Burns said he is making good progress

"I've seen him a couple of times, he's in good spirits. He came off slightly worse with his jaw and his teeth but he's on the mend."