England faced a huge blow as their star batter in-form Jonny Bairstow suffered an injury while playing Golf. Well, being called a ‘Freak’ incident, it is not the first time when England players managed to injure themselves doing the most unusual things. Here in this article, we talk about England Players and Their Injury List.
Here’s the England Players and Their Injury List to check out:
Who?: James Anderson (October 2010)
The England management believed that pitting their striking bowler in a boxing fight against their bench-pressing bench-warming uber-unit would boost the build-up to their most winnable Ashes tour (2010_ in a generation. According to Tremlett, the objective was to have “20 seconds of trying to smash the s*** out of the other man.” Anderson’s rib was cracked as a result, and it took a long time to recover.
How?: Boxing match in Bavarian forest
Injury: Broken rib
Who?: Ben Stokes (March 2014)
Stokes tore his ACL at the end of his 2014 season against the West Indies in Bridgetown. He’d been bowled first-ball by a slower ball from Krishmar Santokie, completing a run of 5, 4, 0, 4, and 0, and had consequently slammed his right wrist on the door of his dressing-room locker. He missed the ensuing World T20 in Bangladesh due to a fractured scaphoid bone, and he did not return to action until the India Test series in July.
How?: Punched a locker
Injury: Broken wrist
Out for Three months
Who?: Jonny Bairstow (October 2018)
It was a funny day when Jonny Bairstow was discovered on England’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2018 by cameras at him as he staggered up the pavilion steps at Kandy on all fours after rupturing his ankle ligaments in a warm-up game of football. Tackling in such games has long been prohibited, owing largely to the knee injury suffered by Bairstow’s teammate, Joe Denly, after being clattered by Owais Shah at The Oval in 2010, but Bairstow’s competitive juices were flowing when he over-reached for the ball and caused himself some damage. As a result, Bairstow created the opportunity for Foakes, the following misfortune, to gain his first Test cap as a wicketkeeper.
How?: Warm-up football match
Injury: Ankle ligament damage
Out for One month
Who?: Jofra Archer (January 2021)
Jofra Archer was cleaning a tropical fish tank in his Hove flat’s bath-tub when it slid from his fingers and smashed, leaving glass fragments stuck in his right middle finger. Archer’s injury had recovered sufficiently for him to play two Tests and five T20Is against India, but he had to return home for more treatment on his troublesome elbow. Unfortunately, that elbow has proven to be more difficult to address.
How?: Dropped a fish tank in the bath
Injury: Glass fragment in right middle finger
Out for It’s complicated…
Who? Ben Foakes (May 2021)
In the week before England’s first Test at Lord’s against India, Foakes lost his footing in the Surrey dressing room and tore his left hamstring. Instead, Gloucestershire’s James Bracey was thrown into the role for a tense debut series, from which his England hopes have never recovered. And Foakes himself had to wait over a year, including a missed Ashes campaign, for his own Test career to resume.
How?: Slipped in Surrey dressing-room
Injury: Torn hamstring
Our for Four months
Who? Jonny Bairstow (August 2022)
In August while the Test Series versus South Africa was ongoing, Bairstow was playing golf at Pannal Golf Club near Harrogate when he slipped while walking to a tee box. The injury is thought to be significant and may be a fracture, ruling Bairstow out of England’s December Test tour to Pakistan.
How?: Slipped while walking to Tee Box while playing golf