England All-Rounder Woakes Suffers Crack In Right Thumb
NEW DELHI: The England cricket team’s injury woes continued as all-rounder Chris Woakes was diagnosed with a small crack in his right thumb sustained while batting in the third Test in Mohali.
Woakes was struck on the thumb when he tried to fend off a short ball from pacer Mohammed Shami during England’s second innings of the Test, in which the visitors went down by 8 wickets on Tuesday.
Woakes went for an X-ray after the game which showed what the England management are describing as a “tiny crack,” according to a espncricinfo report.
In addition to the thumb injury, the 27-year-old also has a sore knee, which further dents his prospects for the fourth Test, starting from December 8 in Mumbai.
England are also expected to announce a replacement for Haseeb Hameed, who is returning to England for an operation on his hand on Wednesday.