Warwickshire and England cricket all-rounder Chris Woakes is in the midst of what could be his busiest cricket season, but he might have spent it on the sidelines had things turned out differently.
Just over 12 months ago Woakes, 24, suffered a serious ankle injury during Warwickshire's pre-season tour of Barbados but he was able to recovery ahead of schedule and take his place in England's ICC Champions Trophy squad.
England have added Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes to their 15-man Test squad to tour New Zealand as Tim Bresnan is to undergo further treatment on his injured elbow.
Joe Root has been added to the One-Day International squad, meaning James Taylor will captain the England Lions in Australia while both Craig Kieswetter and Jade Dernbach have been dropped from the One-Day International squad.
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has been rested for the final two One-Day Internationals against Australia after reporting discomfort in his right elbow.
Kent off-spinner James Tredwell has been added to the squad as his replacement while Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes is also included ahead of the final games of the series in Chester-le-Street and Manchester.
Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes has been called into England's One-Day International squad for the third match against Australia, which will be played at Edgbaston, his home ground.
He has been drafted in as Surrey quick bowlers Jade Dernbach and Stuart Meaker will be attending the funeral of former team-mate Tom Maynard on the same day.
England have added Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes to their squad for the final two One-Day Internationals against the West Indies.
Woakes has been brought into the squad following the death of Surrey batsman Tom Maynard earlier today, the England selectors anticipating that Surrey fast bowler Jade Dernbach may be unavailable for the last two games on compassionate grounds.
Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the remainder of England's tour of India with a thigh injury and has been replaced by Durham fast bowler Graham Onions.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that Woakes suffered a left thigh strain during training between the first and second One-Day Internationals and will be returning home.
England set a new record of eight consecutive Twenty20 International victories but they were made to work exceptionally hard by Australia in the first of two matches in Adelaide.
Australia set England 158 to win thanks to Shane Watson's belligerent half-century and he then took four for 12 before England snuck home from the final ball - debutant Chris Woakes hitting him through the onside for the winning run.
England have named their One-Day International and Twenty20 International squads to take on Australia early next year, with uncapped Warwickshire bowler Chris Woakes earning a call-up.
Woakes earns his opportunity partly on the back of impressive performances both for Warwickshire, England Lions and the Performance Squad and also due to the absence through injury of Stuart Broad.