Luke Fletcher is relishing his return to cricket with Nottinghamshire after being given the go-ahead by the Club’s medical team to start his comeback.

The seamer missed the second half of the 2017 campaign after being struck on the head by a powerful hit from Sam Hain in the Outlaws’ NatWest T20 Blast game at Birmingham Bears in July.

Thankfully, Fletcher is now gearing up to return to training at Trent Bridge, which begins with fitness testing early in November.

“I’m back in full gym training now and I can’t wait to get working with the rest of the lads, which will give me that added motivation,” he said.

“I’ve been away to Portugal to have a break and had 10 weeks now where I’ve not done much, because I was restricted as to what I could do during the initial stages of my recovery.

“It’s good to get the nod from my consultant and the staff at Notts to get back to it. I’m a cricketer and I want to get back to playing cricket.”

Fletcher, 29, played a part in Notts’ Royal London One-Day Cup triumph in the early part of the summer, which culminated with victory against Surrey at Lord’s.

“I’m a cricketer and I want to get back to playing cricket.”

He also took 36 wickets in nine Specsavers County Championship Division Two matches at an average of 22.44 prior to his injury.

Since then, he has been forced to be content with watching and commentating on his team-mates as they have gone on to complete a white ball double by winning the NatWest T20 Blast and then earn promotion back to Division One of the Specsavers County Championship.

Fletcher, nicknamed the Bulwell Bomber, added: “I think it’s the routine of playing that you miss most, so it’s been great to get back into it.

“It’s the first time I’ve had anything happen where it has ruled me out for the rest of the season, and it's seemed a long period of time.”


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