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Injured Rankin out of rest of the county season

Boyd Rankin will miss Ireland's upcoming matches against Pakistan, Hong Kong, South Africa and Australia as well Getty Images/Sportsfile

Warwickshire and Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin will miss the remainder of the county season after suffering a fracture of his left tibia.

Rankin, 32, suffered the injury in training ahead of Warwickshire's current Championship match against Surrey at Edgbaston, with subsequent scans revealing that he will miss the Bears' final matches as well as Ireland's upcoming fixtures against Pakistan, Hong Kong, South Africa and Australia.

Dougie Brown, Warwickshire CCC Director of Cricket, said: "It's extremely frustrating to lose Boyd during such a key point in the season. He will now go through a rehabilitation programme with our medical team to rest, strengthen and be ready for our 2017 pre-season schedule."

Warwickshire, however, received a boost with news that batsman Sam Hain is in contention for Wednesday's Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final against Essex after recovering from a shoulder injury, while allrounder Chris Woakes has been released by England to play following his Man-of-the-Series performance in the Investec Test series against Pakistan.