Glamorgan fast bowler Mike Reed is set to leave the Swalec Stadium as he continues his recovery from a knee problem.
The promising young seamer and former Cardiff University man has undergone two operations to try and get back to full fitness.
But he’s failed to appear in a competitive game for Toby Radford’s men this season and hasn’t featured on the field since playing in a warm-up game against Cardiff MCCU in April.
Ironically, it was that side who first gave Reed a platform on which to perform and he soon captured the attention of Glamorgan.
A tall man capable of bowling hostile spells, Reed took 38 wickets in 12 first-class games in the 2013 season as he gave the hurry up to some of the best batsmen on the county circuit.
His performances last year earned him a place on England’s performance programme, a breeding ground for the next generation of fast bowlers.
But his knee problem saw Reed miss that trip and all of the current season so far.
Asked if the 25-year-old would be at the club next season, Radford said: “Where he ends up I’m not too sure, but I’m pretty sure he won’t be with us.”
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Reed was offered a new contract by the Welsh county but intends to return to the midlands where he grew up.
Should he regain fitness, there are sure to be a host of other counties in the market for his signature as young bowlers of his ability are hard to find.
As Radford begins his preparations for next season, Glamorgan still have two County Championship games to focus on in this campaign.
The Welsh county face a home tie with Derbyshire starting on Tuesday before finishing the season at home to Hampshire.
Mark Wallace’s side are currently second bottom of Division Two and will be hoping to take some momentum into the winter with two wins.
Their last encounter saw them draw with Kent at Canterbury.
Glamorgan 13 man squad: to face Derbyshire:
Rees, Rudolph, Lloyd, Cooke, Allenby, Wallace (C, W), Bragg, Wagg, Bull, Cosker, Hogan, Owen, Donald.