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There are much worse things in life than a broken foot: Tresco upbeat despite being told he needs surgery

Marcus Trescothick sustained the injury on his way to a first-innings hundred at Old Trafford but battled on to three figures and was padded up ready to bat second time around as his county looked to secure a draw

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Somerset batsman Marcus Trescothick

Marcus Trescothick is to undergo surgery on the broken foot he suffered during Somerset's draw with Lancashire.

Trescothick sustained the injury on his way to a first-innings hundred at Old Trafford but battled on to three figures and was padded up ready to bat second time around as his county looked to secure a draw.

The veteran opener is set to go under the knife on Monday and it is unclear how long he will need to fully recover.

"At this stage the recovery time is a bit unknown, so we will just have to wait and see how it goes. Obviously it’s not the ideal situation, but there are much worse things in life than a broken foot," he said.

"I’ll definitely still be hanging around the place. I’ll certainly be trying to help out the other lads as much as I can."

Head coach Jason Kerr said: "Marcus will see the specialist on Monday and they will put a screw in to the break to make sure that it heals properly. After that a period of rehab will take place. It’s difficult to put a time frame on his recovery but he will be assessed at regular intervals.

"It’s frustrating because he played brilliantly against Lancashire. He’s still a very high quality player but what his absence does do is open the door for someone else.

"There’s good competition for places at the moment and a lot of the guys underneath are scoring runs and putting pressure on the guys who are playing."

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