Mark Wood Ruled Out Of The Rest Of The Summer

Updated - 19 Jul 2022, 09:11 PM

Mark Wood
Mark Wood. Credits: Twitter

Mark Wood has been ruled out for the remainder of the summer after a weekend outing for club side Ashington. During the game, it was revealed that his persistent elbow ailment had not healed.

The England speed bowler has not played since the West Indies Test in Antigua in March when he suffered a significant elbow injury after delivering 17 overs on a lifeless surface in Antigua on top of a lot of bowling in Australia.

The 32-year-old was expected to return in the coming weeks, but he has informed Test Match Special that he will be sidelined for the rest of the summer after his elbow flared up while playing over the weekend.

Mark Wood
Mark Wood. Image Credits: Twitter

I Am Frustrated But What Can I Do: Mark Wood

“I feel I have worked so hard over the last three months to get it right,” he said.

“I am sad and frustrated but what can I do? I have given it my best shot. The road to recovery isn’t going well, I am off again, for probably more surgery, on Sunday. . Played a club game to see what it was like tested it out, so unfortunately it’s not pulled up well. To be ready for the World Cup, I’m going to have to get that done. It is the same elbow, there is a pain in the same spot.

Mark Wood
Mark Wood (Image Credit: Twitter)

“I’ve been bowling for the last two or three weeks in the nets, top speed also off my full run-up. But it just seems to keep deteriorating. When I played that club game it was an indication in a match of how it actually felt.

The next day, I can straighten my left arm fully, but my right arm is still sort of bent a little bit. Unfortunately, it’s blocked at the back. There must be something going on there I must need fixing.” 

Mark Wood is a vital member of the English team as far as the T20 WC is concerned.

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