Stephen Peters couldn’t hide his disappointment after it was confirmed he is looking at a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The Northamptonshire captain broke the ring finger on his right hand during an indoor net practice and is likely to be out of action until the end of June.
Having seen a specialist, Peters will go under the knife on Monday to have the fracture pinned and, understandably, he wasn’t too upbeat about the diagnosis.
He said: “It isn’t good news and it’s a blow because the team are doing well and I was playing alright.
“You always want to keep going when you’re getting a few runs but I was also enjoying leading the lads so it wasn’t a good one for me.”
And Peters admitted that he knew he was in trouble almost immediately.
He continued: “When it happened and hit me flush on the end of the finger I knew it was bad.
“Sometimes you do your finger and it isn’t too bad and it’s a case of four weeks out and you’re back into it but the ball made mincemeat of the finger.
“I was hoping that the specialist would have better news but unfortunately it wasn’t great what he said.
“I’ve no idea how long I’ll be out for. Hopefully there will be better news when I’ve had it sorted out next week.
“I’m just gutted that I’ll have to miss a few games.”