England vs India: Alastair Cook '99% sure' Matt Prior will recover from minor thigh injury to play in first Test even though Jos Buttler has been called up as cover
Prior suffered the injury in training but Cook says he will have a test in the morning to see if he is in a state to face the Indians in the opening match of the five Test series
Tuesday 08 July 2014
England captain Alastair Cook is "99 per cent sure" that wicket-keeper Matt Prior will play in the first Investec Test against India at Trent Bridge.
Prior hurt himself in training on Monday and England called up uncapped Lancashire gloveman Jos Buttler as precautionary cover.
However, Prior, who has a minor thigh injury, looks set to play in the match which begins on Wednesday.
Cook said: "We're 99 per cent sure that he'll be fine but we'll have a little check in the morning just to make sure.
"But all things at the moment are looking good."
Earlier, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Twitter: "Jos Buttler called into the England squad as cover for Matt Prior, who experienced some mild tightness in his right thigh yesterday.
"... will continue to be assessed during training before a decision is made about his fitness for the 1st Investec Test."
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