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Voges hurt in freak accident

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Middlesex captain Adam Voges is set to miss the rest of the Specsavers County Championship Division One match with Hampshire after suffering a freak head injury at the Ageas Bowl.

The 36-year-old Australian Test player was hit on the back of the head by the ball when wicketkeeper John Simpson was unable to gather sub Ollie Rayner's lobbed throw.

Voges immediately fell to the ground and then had to be helped from the pitch by a pair of physios, before being taken to hospital with a suspected concussion.

Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser said: "The feeling from the physio Peter Waxman is that it is a concussion but that will be shown up later.

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"It was a freak injury but you wonder why, when a cricket ball gets thrown around the field as much as it does, it doesn't happen often. A cricket ball is a hard thing.

"It is sad for Adam and disappointing for us, as we will have no more use out of him in this match.

"He wasn't feeling very well in the dressing room, so we decided to get him to the hospital to get him checked over. He wants to remain here, even if he can't play."

Voges had earlier opted to field first and Hampshire finished the first day on 315-7, Michael Carberry making 107.

The Middlesex skipper is a current member of the Australia Test side and averages an amazing 95.50 after 15 Tests, having made five hundreds, including an unbeaten 269 against the West Indies in December and 239 against New Zealand in February.

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