Injury rules Sutherland out of Somerset stint

Australian all-rounder, Will Sutherland has sustained an injury, which on medical advice, will rule him out of his contract with Somerset.

The 24-year-old, who made his international debut earlier this year, was due to arrive at the Cooper Associates County Ground in time for the start of the County Championship campaign, subject to Victoria’s performance in the Sheffield Shield, and was also set to be available for selection for the group stages of the 2024 Vitality Blast.

Unfortunately, he will now not be in a position to join Somerset as planned and will undergo a tailored rehabilitation programme in Australia.

Somerset CCC Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “Everyone involved really feels for Will as he was relishing the challenge of playing for Somerset this summer, and we wish him a swift recovery.

“Obviously, it’s a blow to lose a quality player this close to the start of the season, and our focus now is to secure a suitable replacement.”