Mark Wood in doubt for first Test after World Cup hip injury

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Mark Wood in doubt for first Test after World Cup hip injury

The England bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the first Test match of the tour to Sri Lanka due to a hip injury he suffered during the World Cup.

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The England bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the first Test match of the tour to Sri Lanka due to a hip injury he suffered during the World Cup.

Wood, who played a pivotal role in England’s successful campaign, had to be withdrawn from the squad after making it clear that he was still suffering from the problem which occurred during the semi-final stage.

The physical condition of the 29-year-old has been under close scrutiny by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) medical staff, but it was decided that he should be given an extended rest period in order to ensure that he has plenty of time to recover from the injury.

Wood himself admits that there is a serious question mark over his availability for the first Test. “I’m trying to do my utmost to get fit and get back on the field as soon as possible,” he said. “I’m in a race against time now and the medical team are doing their best to get me right in time.”

At present it looks as though Wood will most likely miss the first Test, although the ECB medical staff are continuing to monitor his recovery and he could potentially return to full fitness sooner than expected.

This leaves England with a dilemma as to who could fill his place should he be unfit, with a number of potential names being discussed by the selectors, including Tom Curran and Jofra Archer.

Whatever the outcome, it is a worrying time for both Mark Wood and the England selectors, who are desperate for him to be fit for the first Test.

Mark Wood in Doubt for First Test after World Cup Hip Injury

England bowler Mark Wood is the latest injury doubt ahead of the first Test after the 2019 Cricket World Cup, with his hip injury still not fully healed.

Wood, who is currently part of the England squad in the New Zealand Test series, has been suffering with a niggle in his hip since his man-of-the-match performance against New Zealand at Lord’s during the World Cup. Although he has been able to play in matches since, the issue seems to have flared up again.

Details of Wood’s Injury

  • Wood has been suffering with a hip injury since his man-of-the-match performance against New Zealand at Lord’s during the World Cup.
  • The injury has flared up again, and he is now in doubt for the first Test.
  • The England camp is taking every precaution to ensure Wood is fit for the upcoming matches, but it is unknown whether he will be available for selection.

The England camp is taking every precaution to ensure Wood is fit for the upcoming matches, but it is unknown whether he will be available for selection. Wood missed England’s warm-up match in Hamilton last week due to the niggle, and the England management are currently playing a waiting game to see how his injury progresses.

Conclusion

England and Mark Wood himself will be hoping the injury is not too serious, and he will be able to make a swift recovery to be fit for the first Test. The England camp are being cautious with Wood in an attempt to give him the best chance of making a full recovery in time for the first Test.

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