David Willey to miss England's ODI tour of the West Indies

David Willey suffered the injury during the recent ODI series against India
David Willey suffered the injury during the recent ODI series against India
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Pacer David Willey will miss out on England's One-Day International tour of the West Indies next month after undergoing surgery due to a shoulder injury.

Willey had sustained the injury during the recently concluded ODI series against India and hence had to undergo exploratory surgery last Friday to ascertain the degree of the damage.

The conclusion from the surgery suggests that Willey has suffered a partial tear to a tendon in the shoulder and will be out of action until April.

Right-arm pacer Steven Finn has been called into the squad as a replacement.

The injury will now also cut short Willey's time at the ongoing Pakistan Super League and thus becomes Islamabad United's second casualty after Andre Russell, who has been banned for 12 months for missing multiple drug tests.

Eoin Morgan's ODI squad will travel to the Caribbean on 22nd of February and will take part in couple of practice games before commencing the three-match series against the West Indies.

The series will offer the Champions Trophy hosts to settle their team combination and get some much needed practice ahead of the crucial tournament.

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