England batsman Ollie Pope will stay away from cricket for the next four months due to a shoulder injury. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) gave this information. Pope, 22, suffered an injury to Pope’s shoulder during fielding on the fourth day of the third Test between England and Pakistan in Southampton. Pope Fielding was injured while trying to keep the ball from crossing the boundary during Stuart Broad’s bowling. He left the field immediately after suffering an injury.
The pope underwent an MRI scan of the shoulder on Wednesday, according to which he needed to undergo surgery. It is expected that the Pope will join the team in a healthy manner ahead of Sri Lanka and India tour of England next year. Pope will undergo shoulder surgery in the next few weeks.
It is expected that the Pope will join the team in 2021, before being fully fit before England’s tour of Sri Lanka and India.