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Reece Topley ruled out for up to two months

Reece Topley could be out for up to eight weeks after fracturing his right hand, while the injury sustained during debut in Hampshire batting against Warwickshire on Sunday.

The left-armer saw a specialist on Tuesday after x-rays revealed at least one break below the knuckles.

Hampshire director of cricket Giles White said,

It's a little unknown still, In a week's time we'll see how it's healed. Reece is bitterly disappointed as are we, but that's the game. We've just got to take the consequences and make sure we get it right for when he returns.

Topley, who moved to Hampshire from Essex in the winter, has made 10 one-day international and six T20 appearances for England.

Hampshire survived being without Topley's batting and bowling for the remainder of their opening County Championship Division One match against Warwickshire.

A second-innings half-century from all-rounder Liam Dawson secured a draw in the rain-affected match at The Ageas Bowl.

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