Ollie Robinson provides England with another Ashes scare with fast bowler set for a scan on Monday after injuring his ankle while playing for Sussex
- Ollie Robinson is set for a scan on his ankle in an Ashes worry for England
- It follows the injury suffered by Jimmy Anderson while on duty with Lancashire
Ollie Robinson provided England with yet another Ashes injury scare yesterday when he left the field during Sussex’s LV= County Championship match against Glamorgan at Hove with a sore left ankle.
The 29-year-old did not return for the final two sessions after sending down an eight-over morning spell, and will undergo a scan on Monday.
‘We knew it was sore on Friday. We got one spell out of him this morning and he tried his hardest. It was a long spell and he got stuck in. He knew it would be one spell and one spell only. And then he was off for the day,’ said Sussex coach Paul Farbrace.
‘It was precautionary. There was no point in making it worse. It’s the walking more than the running in. He was all right running in down the slope. He did OK. It’s a joint decision between the Sussex medical team and the England medical team. Much as we want him out there bowling and taking wickets it’s not fair on him to make the injury worse. So there was good conversation last night and again this morning.’
Unusually, Robinson did not bowl at the start of the third day. Instead, home captain Cheteshwar Pujara introduced his senior seamer into the attack after half an hour’s play despite Marnus Labuschagne being at the crease.
Ollie Robinson has provided England with another Ashes scare with bowler set for ankle scan
The bowler left the field during Sussex’s LV= County Championship match against Glamorgan
Earlier in the match, Robinson appeared to deliver a different kind of pre-Ashes blow four weeks shy of the first Test at Edgbaston when he pinned Labuschagne lbw with the first ball he bowled to him, as Glamorgan were dismissed for 123 first time around.
He then sent down a testing spell to the world’s number one-ranked Test batter in Friday evening’s session during which he claimed a fifth Glamorgan victim of the contest.
The latest development mirrors that of Jimmy Anderson on Lancashire duty in the previous round of the Championship.
The latest development mirrors that of Jimmy Anderson on Lancashire duty in the previous round of the Championship
Anderson, 40, refused to take any chances when he felt a groin twinge in the draw against Somerset, withdrawing from the action after returning first-innings figures of 14-7-16-2 at Emirates Old Trafford.
He is unlikely to be risked against Ireland given that a five-match series against the Australians begins just a fortnight later.
But the chances of Chris Woakes and Mark Wood featuring have arguably increased regardless of the results of Robinson’s scan, as they need four-day exposure and he will surely now be wrapped in cotton wool.
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