Wood is ruled OUT of third Test against India with a 'jarred shoulder'

England are dealt another injury blow as Mark Wood is ruled OUT of third Test against India with a ‘jarred right shoulder’ sustained while fielding in Lord’s defeat

  • Mark Wood has been ruled out of the LV= Insurance third Test against India
  • Wood ‘jarred right shoulder’ on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord’s
  • Therefore, the 31-year-old will be unavailable to play Emerald Headingley
  • Wood will begin his rehab immediately and will be continually assessed 

England fast bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the LV= Insurance third Test against India with a ‘jarred right shoulder’.

The 31-year-old sustained the injury on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord’s by diving into an advertising board to make a stop on the boundary.

Wood did manage to return to bowl on the last day, but the ECB have since confirmed that the injury has ruled him out of playing at Emerald Headingley. 

England’s Mark Wood has been ruled out of the LV= Insurance third Test against India

Wood will stay with Joe Root’s squad in Leeds and will continue his rehab with the England medical team.

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Wood will then be assessed at the end of the Test – which starts at Emerald Headingley on Wednesday.   

The 31-year-old sustained the injury on the fourth day of the second Test at Lords by diving into an advertising board to make a stop on the boundary (above)

Wood did manage to return to bowl on the last day, but the ECB have since confirmed that the injury will rule him out of playing at Emerald Headingley

A statement from the ECB read: ‘England seamer Mark Wood has been ruled out of the LV= Insurance third Test against India with a jarred right shoulder.

‘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.

‘He will remain with the squad in Leeds and will continue his rehab with the England medical team. The 31-year-old will be assessed at the end of this Test match.’ 

He will stay with the squad in Leeds and will continue his rehab with the England medical team

Root’s side were already without Jofra Archer (above), Olly Stone, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes and have seen their pace attack further depleted by Wood’s setback

The news of Wood’s injury comes as a blow to England – who have struggled with injuries over the past couple of months.

Root’s side were already without Jofra Archer, Olly Stone, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes and have seen their pace attack further depleted by Wood’s setback. 

Sportsmail recently revealed that Archer could miss the rest of England’s summer following a setback in his return from an operation on his right elbow. 

The 2019 World Cup winner had an operation on May 21 in a bid to be ready for the challenges of the Twenty20 World Cup and Ashes this winter, both of which could now be in jeopardy. 


Ben Stokes is taking an indefinite break from cricket to prioritise his mental wellbeing

Stone has also deemed unfit due to a reoccurring stress fracture in his lower back that previously ruled him out of England’s Caribbean tour. 

While Broad was ruled out of the remainder of the Tests against India after sustaining a calf injury during the warm-up session before the 2nd Test at Lord’s.    

In addition, Ben Stokes announced last month that he was taking an indefinite break from cricket to prioritise his mental wellbeing. 

England head coach Chris Silverwood has since said that he will not push Stokes to return before he’s ready.

Therefore, England’s bowling options for the foreseeable future are limited.   




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