Australian international Usman Khawaja has suffered a thigh injury which has ruled him out of Derbyshire's opening LV= County Championship match against Gloucestershire.
Khawaja missed the start of the game before Derbyshire confirmed that he had suffered a thigh strain.
"It is a blow to lose Usman for the start of the season but we are significantly relieved that his layoff will not be a lengthy one," head of cricket John Morris said.
"I feel for the player because he has been looking forward to this stint in County Cricket immensely and it must be very difficult for him not to be involved.
"Once this injury is healed it will be great for our members, supporters and Usman’s team mates to finally see him in action in a Derbyshire shirt."
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