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'Moment of stupidity': Roy misses out for Surrey after freak self-inflicted injury

England international Roy was forced to sit out the game in Cardiff after being hit in the face by his own bat... after he threw it at the ground in frustration

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Surrey batsman Jason Roy missed the trip to Glamorgan

Jason Roy missed Surrey's T20 Blast encounter with Glamorgan on Friday night because of the most peculiar of self-inflicted injuries.

England international Roy was forced to sit out the game in Cardiff after being hit in the face by his own bat... after he threw it at the ground in frustration.

The opening batsman was angry after being dismissed during the victory over Hampshire at the Kia Oval on Wednesday and chucked his blade at the floor after returning to the dressing room.

In an unfortunate twist of fate, it bounced back and struck him in the face, causing an injury which meant he was unable to take to the field at Sophia Gardens.

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Roy apologised for his "moment of stupidity" via the club's official website.

He said: "I am really disappointed to be missing... Following my dismissal on Wednesday evening, I threw my bat into the ground purely out of self-frustration. It bounced, hit me, and as a result I sustained the injury.

"I'm extremely embarrassed and apologetic to my team mates and fans for this moment of stupidity. I want to apologise to Surrey as a club and all the members. 

"I've never been so motivated and so positive about my game, and I assure you I will learn from my mistake as I am my own biggest critic."

Surrey won the game against Glamorgan by 24 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis Method.

 

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