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Mark Wood out of Test series against India with ankle injury

Mark Wood recently made a comeback for England in the ODI series against Pakistan
Mark Wood recently made a comeback for England in the ODI series against Pakistan
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England speedster Mark Wood has been ruled out of the upcoming five-match Test series against India after he was advised to undergo ankle surgery.

This will be the 26-year-old's third operation on his ankle and the medical team revealed that he has been diagnosed with a stress fracture. However, the medical team also confirmed that his latest injury did not have any link to his chronic ankle problem which ruled him out of action for most part of the year.

The injury seems to have occurred while he was playing in the County Championship game for Durham against Surrey last month.

Even though, Wood seems to be in contention for the One-Day International series in India, England's national physiotherapy head Ben Langley, revealed the Durham seamer will be assessed in due course.

"Woody showed his commitment to Durham with the way he bowled 35 overs in that Surrey game, and we know now that he also showed a hell of a lot of courage and resilience," Langley said.

"His foot and ankle swelled up hugely during the game, which was obviously worrying, and then we were perplexed when nothing significant showed up on the first scan.

"It was only when we got him in for a second scan that we discovered he'd been playing on despite having fractured a bone.

Earlier, the injury had kept Wood out of the ODI and Test series in Bangladesh as well.

Wood has played 20 international games for England till now across all the formats and has picked 40 wickets.

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