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Olivier overcomes injury scare

2nd April 2019, 17:30 by James Mason

Duanne Olivier will be ready for Yorkshire's season opener despite picking up a slight knock on Tuesday, head coach Andrew Gale said.

Olivier, who signed for Yorkshire on a Kolpak deal after rejecting a two-year contract from South Africa's national team, complained of pain his right knee after slipping during his delivery stride in the first-class friendly win over Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities at Weetwood on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old paceman was forced off the field of play and initial fears were that he could miss the County Championship Division One opener against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Friday.

However, the Globlersdale-born star has been given the all-clear after being checked over and Gale revealed he didn't let Olivier, who claimed four wickets in the match, return to the pitch as a precautionary measure.

"I did think, 'Oh no, this can't be happening' when he tried to walk and stopped again," he said. "But it was clear within 15 minutes he'd be ok when he asked if he could go out and bowl again. I said 'no."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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