Monday 18 June 2007 

Ravi Bopara Injured With Thigh Strain

Essex and England all-rounder Ravi Bopara will be out of action for up to two to three weeks with a thigh strain, according to Essex physio Mark Thomas.

Bopara picked up a niggle during Sunday's play at Lord's facing Middlesex and was able to continue playing before going for a scan today.

He is expected to be fully fit in two to three weeks and will face a fitness race to be back in action in time for the NatWest series between England and West Indies.