English pacer Mark Wood sent for scans after ankle injury
English paceman Mark Wood will undergo a scan on his left foot after facing injuries while bowling against Australia on Saturday, the ECB has announced.
The 29-year old abandoned his run-up midway through his first spell in the match and left the field languishing in pain.
It can be noted that Wood has a history of ankle problems which raised concerns prior to the mega ICC event. He was sent to the nearby hospital for scans.
An England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman said,
“Mark Wood is to have a precautionary scan. England’s medical team want to ensure there is nothing serious in the build-up to the start of the World Cup.”
The incident graved the English camp as it happened just after Eoin Morgan ruled out of Saturday’s clash at the Ageas Bowl with a fractured finger but was told that he should be ready to lead the side in the tournament opener against South Africa next Thursday.
England kick off their World Cup campaign against South Africa at The Oval on Thursday, May 30.
15 overs into the day and Australia are 70/1, with Mark Wood removing Aaron Finch for 14.
Worryingly for England, Wood left the field during his fourth over after pulling up in his run-up. David Warner is unbeaten on 33.
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