Hampshire, England bowler Reece Topley out for three months with back injury

Reece Topley during an England nets session on November 22, 2015
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Hampshire and England bowler Reece Topley is sidelined for three months with a back injury.

Hampshire have announced that bowler Reece Topley will be on the sidelines for three months with a back injury.

The 22-year-old, who broke his hand in April, has been diagnosed with a "partial stress fracture of the lumbar spine".

"I was completely devastated to hear the news of my stress-related back injury," Topley told the club's website. "I just want to play for Hampshire and contribute to their cricket.

"Last week, I was particular concerned that my 2016 season was going to be limited to one single session, on the very first day of the season, when I fractured my hand batting. It is hoped that I may be back bowling in August so hopefully I will have the opportunity to repay Hampshire for the faith they have shown in me."

Topley joined the county at the end of the 2015 season.

Reece Topley during an England nets session on November 22, 2015
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