England opening batsman Jason Roy has been ruled out for the next two matches with a hamstring tear during the match against West Indies at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground. England has won the match by eight-wickets against West Indies.
Roy has undergone few scans on Saturday and confirmed the tear. He will be in the squad but will be officially out of ruled out of England team for the next two games.
“England batsman Jason Roy, who left the field during West Indies’ innings in the ICC Cricket World Cup fixture on Friday due to left hamstring tightness, underwent an MRI scan on Saturday in London,” – Team spokesman.
“The MRI confirmed that Roy has suffered a hamstring tear. As a result of the injury, he will be reassessed on an ongoing basis this week. He is set to miss England’s next two matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup against Afghanistan (18 June) and Sri Lanka (21 June),”- Team spokesman added.
Englands captain, Eoin Morgan, was also injured on the same day with the back spasm. His recovery is still doubtful till the match against Afghanistan. His is monitored and seen if he could be available for the match on Tuesday. So, Roy and Morgan are in sidelines for Afghanistan game.
“The spasm has settled down and will be monitored over the next 24 hours ahead of England’s next match against Afghanistan tomorrow (Tuesday) at Old Trafford, Manchester,” – Team spokesman added.
Roy’s recovery will much depend on the grade of the tear. The grade one tear is not so serious but grade two and three is more serious. This was the second time, Roy was injured. He missed the Surrey’s Royal London campaign in April and early May due to a back spasm while batting against Essex.
Roy is replaced by James Vince, the reserve batsman in England’s 15-man squad and Morgan may probably be replaced by Moeen Ali.
England will take on Afghanistan in their next counter on 18th June 2019 at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.