With several players struggling with injuries in the England squad, the Three Lions have been given a ray of hope with Ollie Robinson regaining complete fitness. The England pacer who sustained injury while playing county cricket but has been cleared after further diagnosis. It is to be noted that the England Test team is currently struggling with injuries with Jofra Archer ruled out with a stress fracture, Olly Stone not available, and James Anderson suffering a groin strain.
The bowler suffered a sore ankle while playing for county team Sussex last week, and he managed to bowl only eight overs on the third day against Glamorgan. It had raised fears about whether he would join the list of injured seamers. However, following the scan, it has been understood that the pacer did not suffer any major injury but there is a possibility he will sit out of the Ireland Test as a precaution. The pacer will likely play the first Ashes Test in Edgbaston starting on June 16.
The ECB said in a statement, “Scan results have revealed no damage to the ankle and that Robinson will join up with the England Men’s Test squad this weekend ahead of the LV= Insurance Test match against Ireland starting on Thursday, 1 June at Lord’s.”
Robinson's soreness resulted from tendon irritation, which will be monitored over the next week and the coming week. James Anderson and Mark Wood are also expected to sit out against Ireland. England will face Ireland in a one-off four-day Test from June 1 to June 4 at Lords.