Ollie Pope ruled out for four months due to shoulder injury
England right-handed batsman Ollie Pope has been ruled out for four months with a shoulder injury. The shoulder injury is at such a stage that he will have to undergo surgery. The Pope will have to undergo surgery on his shoulder in two weeks.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has issued a statement confirming Pope’s injury. The pope is expected to recover before the Sri Lanka-India tour in early 2021.
On the fourth day (Monday, August 24) of the third and final Test of the series against Pakistan in Southampton, the 22-year-old Pope suffered a shoulder injury while diving to save the boundary while fielding the ball off fellow pacer Stuart Broad. He immediately left the field.
Doctors advised surgery on a pope’s shoulder at a London hospital on Wednesday (August 26th). After the surgery, he will begin his rehabilitation with the medical team at County Club Surrey and England.
In the just-concluded Test series against Pakistan, Pope scored 74 runs in four innings with one half-century. Since making his Test debut against India at Lord’s in 2016, he has scored 745 runs in 13 matches for the country, including a century and five half-centuries.