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The ball that broke Klinger's arm

UPDATED 27 August, 2014 5:23PM AEST | by

Video reveals Klinger's painful injury

Footage courtesy of Sky Sports UK

Almost a week after it was revealed Michael Klinger's county season has been cut short due to injury, we can show you the vicious delivery that broke the veteran batsman's left arm.

Playing for Gloucestershire, Klinger was hit by Derbyshire's 188cm left-arm quick Mark Footitt in a one-day match and was forced to retire hurt.

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After Klinger was sent to hospital for x-rays, the club confirmed that the 34-year-old's arm had been broken.

Klinger faces a new challenge this Australian summer after he moved from South Australia to join Western Australia and Perth Scorchers in the KFC T20 Big Bash League.

The Warriors are confident that the injury won't hamper the opener's preparation for the domestic season.

"We are obviously disappointed for Michael," Warriors General Manager of High Performance Ben Oliver said in a statement last week.

"Gloucestershire CCC will oversee his initial treatment however we are looking forward to helping Michael with his move across to Perth and return to full fitness once he is back from the UK.

"This type of injury typically requires 4-6 weeks so hopefully we will see Michael in WA colours throughout the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup in October."

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First Posted 27 August, 2014 1:20PM AEST

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