Mark Wood out of third Test with jarred shoulder to add to England's injury worries

Mark Wood has been ruled out of England’s third Test against India with a shoulder injury.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: England bowler Mark Wood injures his shoulder after attempting to save a boundary during day four of the Second Test Match between England and India at Lord's Cricket Ground on August 15, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

England are struggling with yet another injury concern ahead of their third Test against India after Mark Woods jarred his shoulder on day four of the defeat at Lord’s.

The 31-year-old had fallen into an advertising board attempting to stop a boundary and was later advised to stand down after further assessments in Leeds.

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Wood joins Stuart Broard, Jofra Archer, Olly Stone and Chris Woakes on England’s long injury list, leaving the side depleted for their third Test.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 16: Virat Kohli of India shakes hands with James Anderson and Mark Wood of England after winning the Second LV= Insurance Test Match between England and India at Lord's Cricket Ground on August 16, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

No replacement has been called up for Wood, with Craig Overton looking to make his first appearance in almost two years and Saqib Mahmood is eyeing a potential Test debut.

A statement from the ECB read: “England seamer Mark Wood has been ruled out of the third Test against India with a jarred right shoulder.

“Wood sustained the injury on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord’s and will not be fit to play at Headingley starting on Wednesday. He will remain with the squad in Leeds and will continue his rehab with the England medical team. The 31-year-old will be assessed at the end of this Test match.”

England squad for third Test

Joe Root (capt), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood