Ollie Robinson has spoken out about his return to fitness after taking four wickets on his return to competition.
The Sussex star shone against Nottinghamshire yesterday.
It was his first action in more than two months.
He helped sack Nottinghamshire for 240 but Sussex answered 49-5 before closing 94-5.
Robinson, whose troubles in recent months have included a bout of Covid, a dental infection and food poisoning alongside an ongoing back injury, fired the top four names on the Nottinghamshire scorecard to finish 4-44 from 16 overs in his first appearance since May .
He produced two particularly high-quality shipments to key openers Haseeb Hameed and Ben Slater
He said: “I had an injection and it took about ten days before I felt completely calm.
“I started my rehab slowly with a little bit of training at the gym, but after two and a half weeks I started bowling and I could immediately tell it was feeling better.
“I would have liked to have bowled in a second XI game but the games just wouldn’t allow it, but last week I bowled 30 overs, the week before that 24 and the week before that 18.
“So I was able to bring a feeling into this game that I could give 100 percent.
“I was feeling a bit rusty as I suspect will be after a few months but the ball came out fine.
“I had a few conversations with the England coaches and said I wanted to play as many overs as the team needed without restrictions and they allowed me to play that game 100 per cent.
“I’m hoping to play in a Lions game early next month, after that the South Africa series is coming up pretty quickly so I’m hoping to get back with some good games.”
He added: “We started really well but probably didn’t capitalize as much as we would have liked. We could have been a bit sharper all around, with catching and all.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/20580582.ollie-robinson-reveals-road-back-fitness/?ref=rss Ollie Robinson reveals his journey back to fitness