England Test wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of the remaining limited-overs games on England's tour of Sri Lanka and could be in doubt for the three-Test series.
Bairstow missed Saturday's ODI after injuring his right ankle ligaments playing football during the warm-up to training on Friday. Alex Hales, who is vying with Bairstow for one of the opener's spots, took his place in the England side that won the fourth ODI.
The England management have now announced that Bairstow will not be available for the final ODI - in Colombo on Tuesday - or the one-off T20 that follows it on Saturday.
"He will be monitored and assessed on a daily basis by the England medical team in Sri Lanka and a further update will be given in due course on his fitness ahead of the three-match Test series starting next month," the ECB said in a statement.
The manner of Bairstow's injury is sure to renew debate over the wisdom of playing football as a warm-up activity.
The first Test starts in Galle on November 6, with England playing two two-day warm-up games beforehand.