Ollie Pope ruled out for four months due to injury
English batsman Ollie Pope has opted out from the field for a long time due to dislocation of his left shoulder. During the third and final Test against Pakistan, Pope was seriously injured as his left shoulder dislocated and he needs a surgery for the injury. It’s assumed that he will have to stay out of the field for four months.
During the last Test against Pakistan, it was Stuart Broad in action with the ball, after the batsman on the crease struck the ball , he landed awkwardly after diving to prevent a boundary. His shoulder misplaced with his diving effort and dislocated. He left the field immediately and underwent an MRI scan in London on Wednesday.It has been decided he will undergo a surgery in the next couple of weeks.
England said in a statement,
“England batsman Ollie Pope has been ruled out for up to four months after dislocating his left shoulder during the raisethebat third Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl. 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.”
This is not the first time, the England batsman facing a brutal injury. The left handed batsman suffered an identical injury while playing for Surrey last summer. Infact , the injury cost him to miss three months of the county season. As the batsman will have to undergo a surgery and rehabilitation period, therefore he will miss the rest of the Bob Willis Trophy and Vitality Blast campaigns.
Pope was outstanding during the two home series behind-closed-doors Test series wins against West Indies and Pakistan. He made a fruitful knock for the team when England was having difficulties scoring against pace. He scored half-centuries against both sides, including a 91 in the final Test against West Indies to help seal a 2-1 series victory.