England’s injury woes continue as Ollie Robinson sustains sore ankle ahead of Ashes 2023
"We knew that he was sore, and it's walking more than anything. It's not actually the running part that makes it sore; it's walking," Sussex head coach Paul Farbrace said.
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With the much anticipated Ashes series between England and Australia right around the corner, both sides would be keen on fielding the best possible lineups and attempting to win the marquee series. The Pat Cummins-led Australia currently hold the iconic urn after Australia's 4-0 victory in the Ashes 2021-22.
With the series scheduled to begin on June 16, England have already seen a rocky buildup to the Ashes. 29-year-old Ollie Robinson became the most recent player to sustain an injury. The pacer was called out of action in Sussex’s match against Glamorgan due to an ankle problem. He bowled eight overs in the morning session before sitting out for the rest of the day.
Robinson became the third player to sustain an injury ahead of the Ashes, after pacer James Anderson’s injury and Jofra Archer’s fractured elbow. Robinson’s ankle problems could prove to be a big problem for the Ben Stokes-led side ahead of the English summer.
Ahead of the Ashes, England will first be taking on Ireland for a one-off Test match that is scheduled to begin on June 1. Whether Anderson would feature in the one-off Test or not has already been a matter of contention, and now, Robinson is in big doubt as well.
He'll be scanned on Monday to see how bad he is: Sussex head coach Paul Farbrace
Following the 29-year-old’s injury, Sussex head coach Paul Farbrace came forward to give his take on the pacer’s injury. The coach played down the significance of the injury. However, Robinson was recently seen walking on crutches, which made fans speculate about his ankle problem.
"He's got a sore ankle, and he'll be scanned on Monday to see how bad he is. We knew it was sore yesterday; that's why we got one spell out of him this morning. We knew that he was sore, and it's walking more than anything. It's not actually the running part that makes it sore; it's walking. It's a joint decision between our medical team and the England medical team," Paul Farbrace was quoted as saying by The Mirror.
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