Glamorgan’s Chris Cooke will miss the rest of the season after suffering a back injury, which requires surgery to release a trapped nerve in his spine.
The 30-year-old has been struggling with a persistent back problem since the start of the season that has now, unfortunately, brought an early end to his campaign.
With support from the club’s medical department, he has been able to continue playing, but it has come to a point where Chris is no longer able to train or play with this type of injury.
“Chris is suffering from a bulging or herniated disc in his back which is unfortunately pressing on the nerve as it exits the spinal column,” said Glamorgan Physiotherapist, Mark Rausa.
“Although we were hoping to get through the season and put it right during the winter, it is now clear that something has to be done sooner rather than later. He will undergo around three months of rehab which unfortunately means he will miss the rest of the season.”
Cooke has enjoyed a stellar season with both the bat and the wicket-keeping gloves and will be missed by the Welsh county.
The 30-year-old said: “It’s really tough because the 2017 season feels so far away. But I just can’t wait to get back playing and back in the team environment. It’s such a good atmosphere and you miss it when you’re not part of it.
“I’ll start to get some winter plans formulated and as soon as I’m back fit I’ll get those plans cemented and look forward to next season. It’s really frustrating but I guess it’s just part of the game.”
Everyone at Glamorgan Cricket wishes Chris a speedy recovery.