Josh Poysden would make a full recovery but specialists had advised that the process would take a minimum of three months. @Twitter/Yorkshire CCC

Yorkshire leg-spinner Josh Poysden suffered a fractured skull after being hit by a ball in training, with the county confirming on Thursday he would miss the rest of the season.

The county said the 27-year-old would make a full recovery but specialists had advised that the process would take a minimum of three months.

“I was just throwing at one of the lads and they whacked one straight back at me, in the side of the head,” said Poysden.

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“It was probably my own fault as I wasn’t bowling leggies, I was just tossing up offies and it was hit back at me.

“I didn’t feel that bad to start with, after it hit me. As the rest of the afternoon went on I started to feel worse so I went off to hospital. I had a CT scan in hospital and it showed that I fractured my skull and had some internal bleeding in my head that hadn’t gone on to my brain.”

“I had some slight bruising on my brain and because of this I got moved to the neurology ward at Leeds General Infirmary and had observations for the next 36 hours.

“There were some concerning moments and when the results of the CT scan came through, if my condition deteriorated any more, there was a possibility of having surgery or a procedure which involved inserting a needle into my brain to check on the bleeding. I recovered well so obviously that was never explored.

“I was discharged from hospital yesterday having passed all the observations. The consultant told me I would suffer concussion symptoms for the next six weeks and that I need to be really careful to avoid a double impact for the next three months until it’s fully healed.”

Coach Andrew Gale described it as a “freak accident”.

“I’m gutted for the lad,” he said. “He has worked hard and his season has revolved around his participation in the T20 campaign and he would have been a big asset to us.”