London: England received an injury blow ahead of next month’s tour of India after middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan was today ruled out of the series because of a chronic shoulder injury.
Morgan will undergo surgery on his right shoulder next week that will keep him out of action for 12 weeks, which means he is also unavaiable for the remainder of the ongoing ODI series against India at home.
“After seeing a specialist today it has been confirmed that Eoin (Morgan) will require surgery to his right shoulder with the likelihood of repairing a chronic SLAP lesion,” England ans Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief medical officer, Dr Nick Peirce said in a statement.
“We have managed the injury to date with a conservative program but Eoin has now reached the stage where surgery is most appropriate progression of his treatment. “Following the operation Eoin will undertake a rehabilitation programme ruling him out of all cricket for approximately 12 weeks. The recovery period is anticipated to see him return to full fitness ahead of England’s tour of the UAE commencing in January,” he added.
Morgan, who first suffered the injury during England’s Ashes tour of Australia earlier this year, flared it up after the one-off Twenty20 International against India at Old Trafford earlier this month.
The injury also forced Morgan to sit out of the second ODI against India at Southampton on Tuesday.
England will tour India for five ODIs and one-off Twenty20 game. (PTI)