County news August 3, 2010

McDonald's season ended by shoulder injury

Cricinfo staff

Andrew McDonald, the Australia allrounder, has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with Leicestershire due to an ongoing shoulder problem and he will return home shortly for treatment.

McDonald has been struggling with the injury since last month's Friends Provident t20 match against Nottinghamshire, at Trent Bridge, and was only able to play as a batsman in last week's Championship game against Sussex.

"The concern is that Andrew has already had two operations on the shoulder," Tim Boon, the Leicestershire head coach, told the Leicester Mercury. "The surgeon in Australia has seen something on the scan of his shoulder and wants to see him back at home. We have to respect that request."

McDonald has been a useful signing for Leicestershire even though his time with the county has been cut short by IPL and Australia A commitments before this injury setback. In six Championship matches he has scored 442 runs at 44.20, including a career-best 176 not out, and taken 12 wickets at 26.66.