Craig Kieswetter breaks nose, cheekbone

Wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter in action for Somerset on August 06, 2013.
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Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter is left with a broken nose and fractured cheekbone after being struck in the face by a cricket ball.

Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter was forced to retire from a Championship match on the first day after suffering facial injuries while batting.

The 26-year-old will play no further part in the match against Northamptonshire after being struck by a ball that came through his helmet visor, leaving him with a broken nose and a fractured cheekbone.

Kieswetter shared a picture of his injuries on Twitter:


Meanwhile, Somerset's director of cricket, Dave Nosworthy, said: "Craig is in very safe and capable hands at this time. These freak cricketing accidents happen from time to time and I am confident with the right care that he will come through this setback."

Kieswetter has played in 46 one-day international and 25 Twenty20 matches for England.

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