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Lancashire lose Oliver Newby for season to knee injury

Oliver Newby
Oliver Newby took 25 Championship wickets last season

Lancashire bowler Oliver Newby has been ruled out for the rest of the domestic season with a knee injury.

The right-arm seamer injured his right knee in training and scans have revealed he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

Head coach Peter Moores told BBC Radio Lancashire: "It's going to be a long rehab but we'll support him through it.

"He's worked really hard and knew it was a big year for him to push for a first-team place."

Newby, who has had loan spells with Nottinghamshire and Gloucestershire, will now undergo surgery.

The 25-year-old, who made his first-class debut in 2003, is expected to be fit for the start of next season.

Moores said: "He'd just got himself in to the one day side at Sussex and did well and then as sometimes can be cruel with sport he's got a bad injury.

"Fortunately it's a well trodden path you've just got to do the hard yards and come back strong."

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