I need another operation, unfortunately – Mark Wood￼
England right-arm pacer Mark Wood has revealed the possibility of him going through one more procedure on his elbow after suffering a setback on his return while he sustained the first injury in march this year, on the tour of West Indies.
England right-arm pacer Mark Wood has revealed the possibility of him going through one more procedure on his elbow after suffering a setback on his return. The 32-year-old pacer sustained the first injury in march this year, on the tour of the West Indies.
He consequently missed the IPL, where he was expected to address Lucknow Super Giants, and, has been out of action until recently. On Saturday, he played club cricket for Ashington an activity that was fundamentally an informal wellness trial of sorts, but Wood didn’t pull up well after the game.
“I’m struggling to be honest. I need another operation, unfortunately,”Wood told Sky Sports during the broadcast of England’s first ODI against South Africa.
“I played that club cricket game for Ashington, which was basically a test. The ECB got me to play that game to see how it was.
“I’d been bowling well for two or three weeks in the nets, but when it came to the match, it wasn’t so much during the game but the day after. So my elbow is sore now and I’m struggling to fully straighten it again. So there must be something going on. It’s weird because my ankle feels like a real injury, this doesn’t feel like a real injury to me, my elbow, it’s just been a nuisance.”
Wood currently faces a test of skill and endurance to go through a subsequent medical procedure and complete the expected recovery program before mid-October, when the 2022 T20 World Cup starts in Australia. The 2010 champions are now missing a few quick bowlers, including Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, and Saqib Mahmood among others to injuries.
“I’ve got to get it sorted right now if I want to be fit for the T20 World Cup, which is the goal, ”he said.
“It’s just been so frustrating when I’ve done everything I could, listened to all the experts, and done what they’ve said. To not get over that final hump is so frustrating.”