DAVID LLOYD is facing a race against time to be fit to feature in Glamorgan’s 2020 campaign after breaking his foot.

The former Brymbo ace suffered the injury whilst bowling to Andrew Salter, whose straight drive caught Lloyd on the foot before he had chance to react.

Lloyd, who was set to captain Glamorgan’s One-Day Cup side this year before the schedule was ruined by the coronavirus pandemic, tried to run off the injury for the remainder of the inter-squad fixture,

But the following day the 28-year-old was unable to stand up and by 10pm he was facing up to the possibility that his season was over before it had even started.

Lloyd, who has his foot in a protective boot and crutches, is set to spend the next eight weeks on the sidelines with a return before the end of the season - set for early October - in doubt.

“It’s a real shame,” said Lloyd, who has another year left on his Glamorgan deal. “But these things happen and the one positive is that it’s not a full season of cricket I will miss.

“I’ve been told that it’s eight weeks recovery, but you never know what might happen and we will just need to see if I can make it back to play the final couple of weeks if it’s not a risk.

“It was probably the fittest I’d been leading up to the season and it will be 15 or 16 months of not playing competitively if I miss this season completely.

“But then again, I’m healthy apart from my foot and there was a chance of cricket not being played this year at one point.”

On finding out the news that he’d broken his foot, Wrexham fan Lloyd, who listens to the Reds on the radio whenever he can’t make it back up north to visit The Racecourse in person, said: “I went for a scan last Wednesday at 7pm and had a call at 10pm.

“You don’t expect to hear anything until the next day so when I saw the physio’s number I thought ‘this isn’t going to be good news’. But I can still do things and hopefully I will be able to go and support the lads as often as possible.”

Glamorgan’s Bob Willis Trophy hopes have been deal another blow with the news that Timm van der Gugten will miss the next two weeks with an ankle strain.

The Welsh county start their Central group fixtures at Somerset on Saturday.