Aneurin Donald: Hampshire batsman may miss all of 2020 season with knee injury

Aneurin Donald
Aneurin Donald initially joined Hampshire on loan from Glamorgan

Hampshire batsman Aneurin Donald has had surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which is expected to rule him out for the 2020 season.

The 22-year-old joined from Glamorgan at the start of last season.

The Welshman averaged nearly 40 in the County Championship and helped Hampshire to the One-Day Cup final.

"Thanks to all the doctors, nurses and surgeons who have looked after me the past week or so," said Donald in a post on social media on Wednesday.

"Long road back to recovery starts now. Appreciate all the love and support I've received to date."

Hampshire director of cricket Giles White told BBC Radio Solent: "It's a big loss to us and a real dent for him.

"He'll make sure he uses his time out of the game to develop himself outside of cricket and be very positive about it.

"He's a fine young player on a real upward curve and he'll come back and have a big influence on things that happen at Hampshire in the coming years."