The fiery English pacer, Mark Wood will be missing the upcoming third Test of the 5-match series against India with a jarred right shoulder. He sustained the injury on day four of the second Test at Lord’s when he went for a dive to make a stop on the boundary and despite returning to bowl on the last day, the ECB has confirmed that he will not be fit to play at Emerald Headingley in Leeds.
Mark Wood will remain with Joe Root’s side in Leeds to continue his rehab with the England medical team and the final assessment regarding the extent of his injury will be made at the end of the Test match.
Confirming the same on Instagram, England cricket wrote: “Mark Wood has been ruled out of the LV= Insurance third Test against India with a jarred right shoulder. He will remain with the squad in Leeds and will continue his rehab with the England medical team and will be assessed at the end of this Test match.”
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Mark Wood, who has taken five wickets in the second Test at Lord’s, will be assessed at the end of the third Test in Leeds. He is the latest player on England’s injury list as Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Olly Stone, and Chris Woakes are all unavailable for Joe Root’s team.
England had suffered a defeat by 15 runs in the second Test, having drawn the first match in the five-Test series. The third Test will begin at Headingley in Leeds on Wednesday, 25 August. India is currently having a 1-0 lead in the series.