County news March 15, 2010

Maddy suffers facial injury

Cricinfo staff

Darren Maddy has suffered a facial injury while batting in the nets during Warwickshire's pre-season training camp in Bloemfontein. Maddy, 35, may need an operation to repair the damage and will see a consultant on Thursday.

"It is always nasty to see a player suffer a facial blow but after consultation with the medical staff out here we are positive that Darren will make a quick and speedy recovery," said Ashley Giles, Warwickshire's director of cricket.

"It is a blow for Madds after missing last summer with his knee but with his determination, I am confident that he will be back playing as soon as he can."

The injury is an unfortunate setback for Maddy, who played in only two County Championship games last season before he snapped a cruciate ligament in his knee. That injury required surgery and ruled him out of the rest of the season, but he had worked his way back to full fitness and had been due to play a full part in Warwickshire's campaigns this year.