No finger break for Northamptonshire skipper Wakely

Northamptonshire captain Alex Wakely

Northamptonshire captain Alex Wakely

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Northamptonshire received a welcome boost this afternoon with the news captain Alex Wakely has not broken his finger.

The skipper - who spent the whole of last summer on the sidelines with an Achilles injury - hurt himself when he dropped a catch during the yesterday’s play in the LV= County Championship match against Derbyshire.

He had the finger checked out today and the results showed there is no break just a great deal of swelling,

County head coach David Ripley said: “Alex went for an X-ray this morning and it has come back clear - there is no break.

“That is obviously very good news.

“It is a bit of strange one in that the swelling is on the back of his hand.

“A catch burst through his hands and he parried it up.

“Last night it started to swell up quite badly so we had it checked out this morning.

“The impact was on the finger but the swelling is on the back of the hand.

“It’s good news it is not broken but short-term we are not sure how much he will be able to play at the moment.

“We are still hoping he will take part in this game but the hand is very swollen.

“We’ll have a look at it and see how he goes but until the swelling goes down a bit it is difficult to say what he wil be able to do.”