Morgan blow for England

Shoulder injury ends batsman's summer early

Last Updated: 06/09/11 5:48pm

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Morgan: sidelined by shoulder problem

Morgan: sidelined by shoulder problem

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England batsman Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of the remainder of the one-day series against India.

Morgan has suffered a recurrence of an injury to his right shoulder which first affected him during England's Ashes tour last winter.

The Irishman, who captained his adopted country for the first time against his native one in Dublin on August 25, felt discomfort after the Twenty20 International against India at Old Trafford.

He nonetheless subsequently played in the first match of five in the ongoing NatWest Series, which resulted in a rain-induced no-result at Chester-le-Street on Saturday.

Chronic

"This is a chronic injury and predominantly affects Eoin's diving and throwing. He now requires a progression in his treatment and will undertake further specialist assessment in the next week before a decision on his forthcoming treatment will be determined."
Dr Nick Peirce Quotes of the week

England's chief medical officer Nick Peirce said: "Eoin initially developed discomfort in his right shoulder during the Ashes tour in the winter and has been managing the injury until now with a conservative programme.

"Unfortunately there has been an acute flare in his pain, which has not responded to treatment."

Morgan took part in England's net practice on Monday, in preparation for the following day's second one-day international at the Rose Bowl - where rain has so far prevented any play.

Peirce added: "This is a chronic injury and predominantly affects Eoin's diving and throwing.

"He now requires a progression in his treatment and will undertake further specialist assessment in the next week before a decision on his forthcoming treatment will be determined."

England are not planning to call up a replacement for Morgan.

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