England batsman Ollie Pope has been ruled out for four months with dislocated shoulder and is soon to undergo a surgery. The incident took place on the penultimate day of the final Test against Pakistan when Pope dived to save a boundary off a Stuart Broad delivery and had o leave the pitch immediately.
Following the injury, he underwent MRI scan in London on Wednesday and was reviewed by a consultant on Thursday. He will also have surgery on the injured shoulder in the next couple of weeks before commencing a rehabilitation programme with the Surrey and England medical teams.
Pope had injured the same shoulder while playing for Surrey last summer which led to his unavailability for the Ashes. This time around. Pope is expected not to miss any series as England are scheduled to resume Test action in 2020 early against India.
Pope made his Test debut against India at Lord’s in 2018. He has since then player 13 Test matches and scored at an average over 37 with one century and five half-century to his name.
England won the three-Test series against Pakistan 1-0.