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Henry Brookes ruled out for rest of season with quadriceps injury

Young fast bowler signs contract extension with Warwickshire but won't feature again until 2022

Matt Roller
Matt Roller
01-Jul-2021
Henry Brookes roars in celebration, Somerset v Birmingham Bears, Vitality Blast, Taunton, September 4, 2020

Henry Brookes is out for the rest of the season with a quad injury  •  Getty Images

Henry Brookes, the Warwickshire and England Lions fast bowler, has been ruled out for the rest of the 2021 season with a quadriceps injury.
Brookes, 21, has not played a first-team game since the pre-season friendly against Leeds and Bradford UCCE at the start of April, and is due to undergo surgery on a left quad and tendon tear "in the coming days", according to a Warwickshire statement.
He is expected to miss the next three months, meaning that he will miss the rest of the season for both Warwickshire and Birmingham Phoenix in the Hundred. He is the second Warwickshire fast bowler to be ruled out for the season through injury, after Olly Stone suffered a third stress fracture in as many years.
Brookes is highly rated by the England management, travelling to Australia with the Lions in early 2020, and training with the ODI squad ahead of their series against Ireland later in the year.
Warwickshire announced the news alongside confirmation of a contract extension which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2024 season.
Paul Farbrace, the club's director of cricket, said: "Henry has the opportunity to be a leader of the Bears attack for many years to come. As a player who lives and breathes Warwickshire cricket, we're delighted that he has committed to the club long-term.
"Unfortunately, the upcoming surgery on his injured quad is sadly going to mean that he plays no further part in our 2021 campaign. However, Henry has an excellent character and he will come back stronger from this experience, ready to play a big role in 2022 and beyond."
"I'm incredibly proud whenever I get the opportunity to take to the field for the Bears," Brookes said. "It's my home county and I'm thrilled to commit long-term, having originally come through the age-group teams.
"Whilst the injury situation is naturally frustrating, we're building nicely as a team and I'll come back from this setback stronger. I hope that I can play a big part in bringing silverware to Edgbaston in the years ahead."

Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @mroller98