Trescothick set for ankle op
Somerset have been dealt a blow with the news skipper Marcus Trescothick is likely to be sidelined for around six weeks.
The opening batsman injured his ankle fielding in last week’s draw with Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge and subsequently was not able to bat.
It has now emerged Trescothick needs surgery, meaning he will be out for a considerable period of time.
The club’s director of cricket Brian Rose said: “He has injured a tendon in his ankle and needs an operation within the next few days.
“We have to deal with it now, otherwise it would be career-threatening. He's going to miss six to seven weeks but hopefully he'll be perfect for the rest of the season.
“I think the first target could be 13 June, the start of the t20 competition. If not, we'll have to take judgements as we go along.”
The news provides a further disappointment for Somerset, who lost promising all-rounder Adam Dibble to injury last week.
Alfonso Thomas, meanwhile, is on Indian Premier League duty and Gemaal Hussain has not yet recovered from a hamstring problem.
Furthermore, overseas seamer Vernon Philander missed the clash with Notts due to a minor back issue.