Sunday 17 May 2009 

Injury Concern For England As Prior Takes A Blow

Injury Concern For England As Prior Takes A Blow
Injury Concern For England As Prior Takes A Blow
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England wicket-keeper Matthew Prior was forced to hand over wicket-keeping duties to team-mate Paul Collingwood after tea on day four of the second Test against the West Indies because of a finger injury.

A delivery from Tim Bresnan that kept low caught him on the end of the ring finger on his right hand and after some treatment, he left the ground at The Riverside for an x-ray during the tea break.

The x-ray showed no break but as the finger was still sore, he will not recommence his wicket-keeping duties until tomorrow's final day.

The Sussex player had scored a vital 63 in England's first innings of 565 for nine and took the catch to dismiss Shivnarine Chanderpaul long before his injury occurred.

England subsequently picked up the two wickets they needed to bowl the West Indies out for 310 and enforce the follow-on.

England are 1-0 up in the series.

© Cricket World 2009

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