Mark Wood, a pacer for England, said that he might need another treatment on his elbow after a setback upon his return. The 32-year-old hasn’t been on the English team since March when he hurt himself in the West Indies.
He was supposed to play for the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL, but he was not able to do so. On July 16, he played club cricket for Ashington. This was an unofficial test of his fitness, but Wood did not feel well after the game.
“It’s hard for me to tell the truth. I, unfortunately, need another surgery. I played for Ashington in that club cricket game, which was more or less a test. The ECB made me play that game so they could see how it went,” Wood said on Sky Sports during England’s first ODI against South Africa.
“I’d been bowling well in the nets for two or three weeks, but it wasn’t so much during the game as it was the day after. So now my elbow hurts a lot, and it’s hard for me to get it fully straight again. So something must be going on. It’s strange because my ankle feels like a real injury, but this, my elbow, just bothers me,” he said.
Mark Wood wants to be fit for the T20 World Cup
Wood now has a short time frame to have a second surgery and finish the necessary therapy before the 2022 T20 World Cup, which will start in Australia in mid-October. The 2010 winners are already missing a few fast bowlers because of injuries. If Wood doesn’t get better in time, he could join Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, and Saqib Mahmood on the sidelines.
“I have to fix it right now if I want to be ready for the T20 World Cup, which is the goal. It’s just so frustrating because I’ve done everything I could, listened to all the experts, and done what they said. It’s so frustrating that I can’t get over that last obstacle,” he said.
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