Marcus Trescothick, the Somerset captain, is hopeful his season is not over despite injuring his right ankle.

Trescothick has been the leading scorer in the Championship this season, and has been pivotal in Somerset's campaign in Division One and the Clydesdale Bank 40, having also taken his side to the finals of the Friends Life t20 where they lost to Leicestershire.

With Somerset still challenging for two trophies, Trescothick's absence is a major blow. He picked up the problem during Somerset's CB40 game against Essex last Sunday, although had been carrying a niggle for some weeks, but following results from a scan has told the injury is not as bad as he first thought.

"[It's] not quite as bad as we feared, but I am not able to put any time limit on my recovery at such an early stage," he said. "There is damage to a few tendons, with a couple of grade two/three tears and another one stretched, so it is just a case of waiting to see how the rehabilitation programme works."

"I'm not saying my season is over yet, although clearly time is against me."

Somerset are currently 21 points behind leaders Lancashire with two games left after the current round of matches in Division One of the Championship and have a home semi-final tie against Durham in the CB40 on September 4.