Ollie Pope to miss up to four months of action for England as shoulder surgery nears

Surrey player dislocated his left shoulder during the third Test against Pakistan earlier this month

Alex Pattle
Friday 28 August 2020 17:06
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Ollie Pope of England dives to stop a boundary
Ollie Pope of England dives to stop a boundary

England batsman Ollie Pope has been ruled out for up to four months after dislocating his left shoulder during the third Test against Pakistan earlier this month, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced.

The injury occurred on the fourth day when Pope slid to prevent a boundary, and the Surrey player left the pitch immediately.

Pope underwent an MRI scan in London on Wednesday and, following a consultant review on Thursday, the 22-year-old will now undergo surgery on the injured shoulder.

The surgery is expected to take place in the next two weeks, before a rehabilitation programme begins with the Surrey and England medical teams.

“It is hoped that Pope will return in time for England’s winter tours of Sri Lanka and India starting in the early part of 2021,” read an ECB statement released on Friday.

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