England pacer Mark Wood has been ruled out of the upcoming third Test against India because of a shoulder injury, which he suffered on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord’s.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has not announced any replacement for Wood as Saqib Mahmood and Craig Overton are already in the squad as back-up seamers.
“Wood sustained the injury on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord’s and will not be fit to play at Emerald Headingley starting on Wednesday. He will remain with the squad in Leeds and will continue his rehab with the England medical team. The 31-year-old will be assessed at the end of this Test match,” the ECB said in a statement.
Wood, 31, will remain with the team in Leeds as he will continue his rehab with the England medical staff.
Wood, who has taken five wickets in the series, will be assessed at the end of the Leeds Test.
Wood is the latest player on England’s injury list after Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Olly Stone and Chris Woakes are already out of the series.
Notably, hosts England suffered a 151-run defeat in the second Test at Lord’s.
The third Test will begin at Headingley on August 25.