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

Rankin (32) suffered the injury in training ahead of Warwickshire’s current Specsavers County 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 batsman Sam Hain is in contention for Wednesday’s Royal London One-Day Cup quarter final against Essex Eagles after recovering from a shoulder injury, whilst England all-rounder Chris Woakes has been released by the England & Wales Cricket Board to play following his Man of the Series performances for England in Investec Test Series against Pakistan.