England batsman Ollie Pope will miss four months after dislocating his shoulder. During this recently concluded 3 match Test series, Pope separated his left shoulder. On the fourth day of the third Test while fielding the injury transpired. Pope was sliding to save a boundary off the ball of Stuart Broad’s first over of the day and left the pitch immediately after he injured himself.
The news was informed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday. The 22-year-old underwent an MRI scan in London, earlier this week. He also reviewed his injury further by a consultant.
Ollie Pope ruled out with dislocated shoulder
Pope is now likely to undergo surgery on his injured shoulder in the next coming weeks. The ECB also confirmed he will soon commence a rehabilitation program with the Surrey and England medical team.
As a result, Pope will miss the rest of England’s county season and might return for the Test series against Sri Lanka which will be played later in 2021. The talented batsman is expected to fit for 5 Test match series against India will is scheduled to be contested during January and February next year.
“The Surrey player will have surgery on the injured shoulder in the next couple of weeks and will commence a rehabilitation programme with the Surrey and England medical teams”.
“It is hoped Pope will return in time for England’s winter tours of Sri Lanka and India starting in the early part of 2021”, said ECB in a statement.
Meanwhile, Ollie Pope has played 13 ODI matches for England in which he has scored 645 runs at an average of 38 including 1 century and 5 fifties. The middle-order batsman represents Surrey in England’s county cricket.
Additionally, England wrapped up the series 1-0 against Pakistan and the two sides are now playing a 3 T20I series. The rain gods played spoilsport in the first match and the umpires had to call off the game. The second match of the series is on August 30 at Old Trafford.