England can breathe a sigh of aid after Ollie Robinson’s scan on his left ankle confirmed no harm however he’s unlikely to be risked in subsequent week’s one-off Test towards Ireland at Lord’s.
Robinson was withdrawn from Sussex’s bowling assault earlier than lunch on day three of their LV= Insurance County Championship draw towards Glamorgan after affected by soreness on the base of his leg.
He was seen on Sunday on crutches and carrying a protecting boot, heightening fears he would turn out to be the newest quick bowling damage concern with lower than 4 weeks to go till the beginning of the Ashes.
While no apparent damage has been detected – which means he can hyperlink up with the Test squad this weekend – Robinson will proceed to be monitored and appears set to take a seat out the four-day match towards Ireland, beginning on June 1.
Robinson, who had a pain-killing injection in his again on the eve of the home season, will subsequently be focusing on the primary Ashes Test, starting on June 16 at Edgbaston, for a return to motion.
The England and Wales Cricket Board mentioned in a press release: “Sussex and England seamer Ollie Robinson had a scan on Monday to determine the extent of some discomfort in his left ankle after playing for Sussex in the LV= Insurance County Championship Division Two match against Glamorgan at Hove last week.
“Scan results have revealed no damage to the ankle and that Robinson will join up with the England Men’s Test squad this weekend ahead of the LV= Insurance Test match against Ireland starting on Thursday 1 June at Lord’s.”
Paul Farbrace, Sussex head coach and Robinson’s stepfather, tried to downplay the seriousness of the damage on Saturday, including the quick bowler was feeling extra ache from strolling relatively than working.
It is known the discomfort was because of tendon irritation and England intend to proceed with warning in a bid to keep away from exacerbating the issue with Robinson, who has taken 66 wickets in simply 16 Tests.
He has been in nice type for Sussex in latest weeks with 20 wickets in three matches and wrote on Instagram on Tuesday: “Good start to the season with Sussex, now onto the international summer.”
It stays to be seen whether or not England draft in one other tempo choice to their 15-strong squad to face Ireland, with file wicket-taker James Anderson additionally a doubt due to a minor groin pressure.
Stuart Broad, Matthew Potts, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood are all match however Jofra Archer is already out for the summer season due to a recurrence of a stress fracture in his proper elbow.
Olly Stone is sidelined with a hamstring downside and appears set to overlook not less than the beginning of the Ashes collection, whereas Jamie Overton is within the preliminary levels of his restoration from a stress fracture to the backbone.
Concerns additionally persist over Ben Stokes’ skill to carry out as an all-rounder due to a longstanding knee damage. He performed simply twice for Chennai Super Kings within the Indian Premier League and can miss the play-offs after flying residence on the weekend to be able to face Ireland.