Gloucestershire have confirmed all-rounder Benny Howell will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.
Howell, 30, was injured during his county’s T20 Blast win against Surrey at The Oval on Friday.
Scans have confirmed the former Hampshire right-armer has been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
Gloucestershire have brought in Nottinghamshire all-rounder Zak Chappell, 22, on loan as injury cover for their remaining Blast fixtures.
Chappell will be available for selection against Hampshire at Bristol on Tuesday.
Howell started this season’s T20 Blast with career-best figures of 5-18 against Glamorgan at Cheltenham before the match was abandoned due to rain.