English batsman suffers bizarre self-inflicted face injury

Jason Roy has been sidelined after smashing himself in the face with his own bat after getting out.

The England international was embarrassed and apologetic on Saturday after ruling himself out of a crucial Twenty20 Surrey match by bouncing a bat into his own face.

Roy, capped by his country at Twenty20 and one-day level, is a key man for Surrey, but was forced to miss the match against Glamorgan.

The 28-year-old was out first ball against Hampshire on Wednesday and angrily retreated in the dressing room by smashing his bat against the ground and injuring himself on the rebound.

Jason Roy of Surrey makes his way off the field after being dismissed by Ashton Agar of Middlesex during the Vitality Blast match between Surrey and Middlesex at The Kia Oval on August 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

And with the ailment forcing Roy out of the trip to Cardiff, he was forced to reveal the unfortunate incident.

“I am really disappointed to be missing out on the game,” he said.

“Following my dismissal on Wednesday evening, I threw my bat into the ground purely out of self-frustration. It bounced, hit me and, as a result, I sustained the injury.

“I’m extremely embarrassed and apologetic to my team-mates and fans for this moment of stupidity. I want to apologise to Surrey as a club and all the members.

“I’ve never been so motivated and so positive about my game and I assure you I will learn from my mistake as I am my own biggest critic.”

with Omnisport