Injury blow for Essex's Dan Lawrence

Daniel Lawrence has been ruled out of action for up to four weeks
Daniel Lawrence has been ruled out of action for up to four weeks
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Essex batsman Dan Lawrence may have played his last match of the season after suffering a hamstring injury that will rule him out for up to four weeks.

He injured his hamstring during the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final against Notts Outlaws last week, and the club have now confirmed that the 19-year-old faces time on the sidelines as a result.

"Dan Lawrence was yesterday ruled out of action for up to four weeks after suffering a hamstring injury whilst batting in the NatWest T20 Blast game against Nottinghamshire," a statement from Essex read.

"Under the advice of the club's medical team, Lawrence faces around a four week period of rehabilitation before his estimated return to play," it added.

Essex went on to lose the match by 39 runs and his absence means he will miss this week's Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final against Warwickshire.

A timeline of four weeks means he may be able to return to action for either the penultimate or final round of Specsavers County Championship fixtures, which begin on 12th and 20th September respectively.

After beating Derbyshire earlier today, Essex are top of Division Two and pushing for promotion, finishing their season with matches at home to Glamorgan and then away to rivals and challengers Kent.

Lawrence, an England Under-19 international, has been in excellent form this season, hitting 620 Championship runs, 229 runs in the T20 Blast and 93 in the One-Day Cup.

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