Graham Onions Suffers Torn Muscle

Graham Onions Suffers Torn Muscle

Graham Onions Suffers Torn Muscle

Graham Onions in action against Northamptonshire at the start of the season

by Rob Scanlon - Durham CCC Head of Media

Graham Onions is likely to miss the rest of the 2014 season after suffering a tear to his left internal oblique muscle.

The Gateshead-born seamer, capped nine times by England, picked up the injury whilst bowling in the Royal London One-Day Cup win over Nottinghamshire Outlaws.

Scan results on Wednesday revealed the full extent of the abdominal injury, which normally takes around six weeks to heal. Durham's final match of the campaign commences on the 23rd of September.

Onions has been in fine form of late and is currently Durham's joint leading wicket-taker in 50-over cricket with 11 victims. The 31-year old has a total of 27 wickets in all competitions this year, including a triple-wicket maiden over during the recent game with Glamorgan.

Onions said: "I was obviously devastated when I received the results of the scan as the next six weeks of the season are hugely important for the team"

"Although I don't think I can play for the rest of the season, I'll be doing everything I can to try to get fit and help the lads out during those final few games"​