England fast bowler Mark Wood has undergone surgery on his troublesome right elbow in London on March 26, Saturday. Wood was ruled out of the West Indies Test series recently after playing just the first Test, after experiencing pain in his right elbow, and flew back home to undergo scans.
This injury also ruled him out of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) as well, where he was supposed to turn out for the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), who splurged ₹7.5 crores at the IPL 2022 mega auction last month for his services.
He was replaced by Australian fast bowler Andrew Tye at the LSG franchise, Wood was the third English player to be ruled out of IPL 2022 so far. His fellow countrymen Alex Hales and Jason Roy pulled out of the tournament a few weeks ago, citing bubble fatigue.
The right-arm fast bowler could only bowl 17 overs in the first Test before leaving the field. He felt a searing pain in his elbow while bowling in the nets on the eve of the fifth day. Saqib Mahmood was handed his debut Test cap in Barbados after Wood was ruled out of the West Indies tour.
Mark Wood Fine After Surgery To Remove Bone And Scar Tissue From Right Elbow
The England and Wales Cricket board (ECB) put out an official statement citing that Mark Wood had undergone successful surgery on his right elbow and his rehab will commence with Durham and ECB keeping an eye on his recovery.
“England and Durham fast bowler Mark Wood had surgery yesterday (Saturday) in London to address the right elbow injury sustained during the first Test against West Indies in Antigua earlier this month. The surgery removed bone and scar tissue to address an impingement problem that was causing pain in his elbow when bowling. He will now commence rehabilitation with the ECB and Durham. A date for his return to play will be established in due course,” ECB statement read.
Wood will now most likely miss out on the New Zealand Test series where England will play three Tests, with the first match starting on June 2 at Lord’s. It is likely he will return in T20 cricket for Durham.