IND vs ENG: England pacer Mark Wood doubtful for third Test against India at Leeds

IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Blow for England, Mark Wood ruled out of Headingley Test; Saqib Mahmood all set to make Test debut
IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Blow for England, Mark Wood ruled out of Headingley Test; Saqib Mahmood all set to make Test debut

IND vs ENG: Mark Wood likely to miss Headingley Test against India, Chris Silverwood says ‘medics are working on him’: England’s head coach Chris Silverwood has hinted that England’s pace bowler Mark Wood might miss the third Test against India at Headingley. Wood, who suffered a shoulder injury while fielding in the Lord’s Test might not recover in time before the third Test begins on August 25. The head coach however mentioned that the medical team is monitoring his injury and a final call regarding the pacer’s participation will be made after careful assessment.

The medics are working on him, we’ll find out more in the next couple of days. We will make a decision, along with him and our medics, closer to the time. But if he’s not right, he’s not right. I certainly won’t push him into playing if he tells me he’s not right. I will look after him,” said Silverwood.

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IND vs ENG: How did Wood suffer an injury?

The incident happened on Day four of the second Test in the 74th over, when Rishabh Pant edged a flighted ball from Moeen Ali past the slip fielder. The ball raced away to the third man region and Wood although saved the boundary with a valiant dive but in the process hurt his shoulder.

The physio was called up but moments later Wood was spotted with a bandaged shoulder in the dressing room.

Though he did bowl on Day five of the match, the right arm pacer was not in his optimum fitness.

Wood was a key bowler for England’s side during the second Test, which India won by 151 runs. He returned with figures- 42.1-6-142-5 ball during the match.

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IND vs ENG: Mark Wood likely to miss Headingley Test against India, Chris Silverwood says ‘medics are working on him’

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