Imam-Ul-Haq taken to hospital after hit in elbow
Pakistan hit by a major injury scare ahead of the World Cup when Imam-Ul-Haq walked off the field with an elbow injury during the series-deciding 4th ODI against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Friday.
The incident took place in the fourth over when the left-hander missed a pull shot off an 89 mph delivery from Wood that hit him on the left elbow. The batsman fell to the ground immediately.
Later, the 23-year old batsman was taken to a nearby hospital for X-rays.
The English media agency Metro News, in the later part of the day, reported of Imam being cleared of any long-term damage after was in fear of a fracture.
The rising talent of Pakistan scored 151 in the third ODI – to become the youngest batsman to record a 150-plus score in a one-day match in England.
World Cup hosts England lead the five-match series 2-0.
🗣 – “Ouch, ouch, ouch!”
No wickets for England yet but Pakistan have lost a batsman with Imam-ul-Haq having to retire hurt after being struck by a bouncer from Mark Wood…
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) May 17, 2019
Imam injury update
Imam taken to hospital for precautionary Xray. Further update will be provided later.#ENGvPAK
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) May 17, 2019
This is so painful to see 😭
Imam Ul Haq in some serious pain 😭
— Saad 🇵🇰 (@iSaadAwais22) May 17, 2019