Mark Wood has joined the long list of injured England quick bowlers. As the hosts look to create a comeback. Against India within the 3rd Test, beginning August 25 at Headingley in Leeds.
England quick bowlers Mark Wood will not join the 3rd Test series. It is between India and England groups. Wood has been ruled out of the Headingley Test, to be starting on August 25, due to an injury in “jarred right shoulder”. The England and Wales Cricket Board detailed on Monday.
England has not named a substitution for the 3rd Test. Moreover, they said Mark Wood will be evaluated after the completion of the 3rd Test. The 31-year-old Wood will stay with the England squad. Amid the course of the 3rd Test in Leeds.
“Wood sustained the injury on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord’s and will not be fit to play at Emerald Headingley starting on Wednesday. Also, he will remain with the squad in Leeds. In addition, they will continue his rehab with the England medical team. The 31-year-old will be assessed at the end of this Test match,” the ECB said in a statement.
Wood’s damage could be a huge loss for England. It is already without the likes of Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, and Olly Stone due to injury concerns.
Therefore, England has a highly-rated pacer, Saqib Mahmood. He is likely to require Wood’s put within the Headingley Test. Notably, they have to miss the all-rounder. Ben Stirs is pulled out of the whole Test series.
Lastly, the express paceman injured his shoulder while diving to save a boundary on Day 4 of the 2nd Test. Mark Wood landed heavily on his right shoulder. While diving headlong into an advertising hoarding. Despite showing discomfort, Wood bowled on Day 5, hitting speeds in excess of 90kmph.