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Massive injury blow to England

Massive injury blow to England

England has suffered another huge blow in the ongoing Ashes series as fast-bowler, Mark Wood will play no part in the ongoing Ashes series after suffering a left knee injury. Wood played a central role in England's successful World Cup campaign, taking 18 wickets.

The 29-year-old hoped to be in contention for the third or fourth Ashes Test after aggravating a recurring side problem during the World Cup final on July 14. England had hoped to include Wood among a pack of seamers for rotation in the 47-day packed Ashes schedule.

England, who are currently facing Australia in the opening Ashes Test at Edgbaston, already have concerns over the fitness of James Anderson and Jofra Archer.

“England fast bowler Mark Wood has had left knee surgery to address an injury sustained during the ICC Cricket World Cup. The Durham player will continue rehabilitation for this and the left side strain that he sustained in the World Cup final. As a result of these injuries, he will be unavailable for any cricket for the remainder of the season,” ECB said in a statement.