Bears blow as Ian Bell ruled out for season
Warwickshire’s Ian Bell will miss the remainder of the 2019 cricket season due to a tendon problem in his left knee.
Bell, who was in the advanced staged of a return to action following a foot injury suffered during the Pakistan Super League, reported a knee concern following the Second XI Championship game with Lancashire.
Bears sport director Paul Farbrace said: “It’s extremely frustrating for us, and for Ian, that another injury has happened when he was extremely close to a first team return.
“Over the last couple of weeks our medical team have been regularly assessing the condition of his left knee, and we have also been supported by sports injury specialists in London. However, the outcome of this has confirmed that Ian will need to have several injections, which rules him out of action for six to eight weeks and effectively ends his season.”