England v India, 2nd ODI, Rose Bowl September 6, 2011

Morgan ruled out of one-day series

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Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of the remainder of the one-day series against India due to the recurrence of a shoulder injury he first suffered on the Ashes tour after he felt "acute" pain during the Twenty20 international at Old Trafford last week.

Due to the first one-day international at Chester-le-Street being abandoned seven overs into England's innings Morgan hasn't batted again since the Twenty20 although did spend fifty overs in the field in Durham. As yet there is no time frame or clear outline for Morgan's treatment and that will be determined after he is assessed next week.

However, it would appear unlikely that he will be available for the two Twenty20 internationals against West Indies, at The Oval, later this month and, depending on the seriousness of the problem, may be a doubt for the one-day tour of India in October.

"We really don't know. We hope he will be," Alastair Cook, England's ODI captain, said when asked about availability for India. "At the moment we don't know. It's been ongoing for a while, and he woke up [in Southampton] and knew he just couldn't play because it was too sore. So he's off to see a specialist at some stage over the next few days, and then we'll know far more."

England chief medical officer, Dr 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 program. Unfortunately there has been an acute flare in his pain which has not responded to treatment.

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

Earlier this year Morgan suffered a finger injury during the one-day series in Australia but continued to play on after suffering the blow and by the time he was sent home two days before the end of the tour the damage was serious enough to stop him heading to the World Cup. However, he did eventually join the tournament after Kevin Pietersen suffered his hernia.

Late last month Morgan made his international captaincy debut when he led England against Ireland in Dublin and has also begun to settle himself in the middle-order of the Test side. England aren't going to name a replacement player for the current series with means a chance for Ravi Bopara in the middle order.

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  • FAB_ALI on September 8, 2011, 9:07 GMT

    Without KP and Morgan, the English middle order looks shaky. but I still dont think this Indian bowling line up can get through it. If India can get 2-3 wickets early then only they have a chance!! If they can end series 2-2 it will be good. Then we are going to beat them 5-0 come october!!!

  • Clive_Dunn on September 7, 2011, 19:53 GMT

    Wow, some bitter old India supporters in here. Clearly you are still in pain from the test series and I would like to offer you my sympathy and support. The Morgan injury means nothing really, we are building the ODI team for the future and we already knew Morgan was a part of that future. Now a spot has opened up so one of the young guns in CC gets a shot to make himself a part of the future set up.

  • PeterCook on September 7, 2011, 18:44 GMT

    Australians should remember (or look up) where Khawaja and Symonds were born. Plus, all of the bowlers that humiliated Australia in their own country (Anderson, Swann, Tremlett, Bresnan, Finn) were all born in England. Why would Morgan curtail his own ambition by staying to play only ODI's for Ireland? All of the other foreign players for England either have English relatives, moved here as children or spent years in county cricket qualifying

  • on September 7, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    well for india remaining match

  • Ben1989 on September 7, 2011, 12:54 GMT

    lol, come on fella's, I'm an aussie but we shouldn't get cocky too soon, this England team has put in a lot of work over the past few years, regardless where the players come from, the English system is what has trained them etc., I get the point & all & when we're top again (or at least above the poms) we can say all we like, but at the moment England AND Australia deserve to be where they are....

  • gothetaniwha on September 7, 2011, 6:29 GMT

    I wonder if they will call up an English born player to replace him .

  • jonesy2 on September 7, 2011, 5:57 GMT

    united EIWSA XI are going to have to make sure theyve got all their best foreigners in tip top shape because australia are the march and wont stop till the rankings make sense again.

  • harryrockz on September 7, 2011, 5:44 GMT

    What is the count of injuries with this one. Sorry but even though I am good in math, I couldn't keep the count. Its freaking.

    So now Hussain will give an interview that Morgan has got the injury from IPL and the ECB should try to protect their players and not send them to IPL.

    Cmon Nasser, we are waiting for your interview. Its boring for the past 2 days...

  • crazytaurean on September 7, 2011, 5:06 GMT

    Morgan gone. Who will get in ?? Collingwood? KP? Buttler? Yardy?

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on September 7, 2011, 2:44 GMT

    @RandyOZ, LOL. United England XI. That's a good one. hahaha....

  • FAB_ALI on September 8, 2011, 9:07 GMT

    Without KP and Morgan, the English middle order looks shaky. but I still dont think this Indian bowling line up can get through it. If India can get 2-3 wickets early then only they have a chance!! If they can end series 2-2 it will be good. Then we are going to beat them 5-0 come october!!!

  • Clive_Dunn on September 7, 2011, 19:53 GMT

    Wow, some bitter old India supporters in here. Clearly you are still in pain from the test series and I would like to offer you my sympathy and support. The Morgan injury means nothing really, we are building the ODI team for the future and we already knew Morgan was a part of that future. Now a spot has opened up so one of the young guns in CC gets a shot to make himself a part of the future set up.

  • PeterCook on September 7, 2011, 18:44 GMT

    Australians should remember (or look up) where Khawaja and Symonds were born. Plus, all of the bowlers that humiliated Australia in their own country (Anderson, Swann, Tremlett, Bresnan, Finn) were all born in England. Why would Morgan curtail his own ambition by staying to play only ODI's for Ireland? All of the other foreign players for England either have English relatives, moved here as children or spent years in county cricket qualifying

  • on September 7, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    well for india remaining match

  • Ben1989 on September 7, 2011, 12:54 GMT

    lol, come on fella's, I'm an aussie but we shouldn't get cocky too soon, this England team has put in a lot of work over the past few years, regardless where the players come from, the English system is what has trained them etc., I get the point & all & when we're top again (or at least above the poms) we can say all we like, but at the moment England AND Australia deserve to be where they are....

  • gothetaniwha on September 7, 2011, 6:29 GMT

    I wonder if they will call up an English born player to replace him .

  • jonesy2 on September 7, 2011, 5:57 GMT

    united EIWSA XI are going to have to make sure theyve got all their best foreigners in tip top shape because australia are the march and wont stop till the rankings make sense again.

  • harryrockz on September 7, 2011, 5:44 GMT

    What is the count of injuries with this one. Sorry but even though I am good in math, I couldn't keep the count. Its freaking.

    So now Hussain will give an interview that Morgan has got the injury from IPL and the ECB should try to protect their players and not send them to IPL.

    Cmon Nasser, we are waiting for your interview. Its boring for the past 2 days...

  • crazytaurean on September 7, 2011, 5:06 GMT

    Morgan gone. Who will get in ?? Collingwood? KP? Buttler? Yardy?

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on September 7, 2011, 2:44 GMT

    @RandyOZ, LOL. United England XI. That's a good one. hahaha....

  • Ahsan_Shere on September 7, 2011, 2:35 GMT

    Indians will you plz try to beat this English side without almost half a dozen Test team stars

  • RandyOZ on September 7, 2011, 1:40 GMT

    Morgan you should just go back to ireland before England start sliding down the rankings back to where they belong!

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on September 7, 2011, 1:36 GMT

    @Pradeep Ramachandran, LOL ;-) and he will be ready for next year's IPL as well ;-). Damn! He doesn't want to play for his visiting visa country nor his original country but for IPL, CL etc... ;-) LOL....

  • srijsen on September 7, 2011, 1:35 GMT

    I am waiting to see if Morgan turns up for CLT20. If he does, he will prove a real thorn in the flesh for Flower, Strauss as well as for grand standing ex captains as Hussain. English system takes a lot of pride in protecting players from IPL menace, but here is a disobedient kid faking injury to earn some cheap $$$ from T20 cricket at the cost of the nation

  • Lmaotsetung on September 7, 2011, 0:48 GMT

    First of all it's a recurring injury meaning for those who do not understand the english language very well, it's an old injury that came back. They thought they'd taken care of it but it's come back so now the medical staff will prescribe a different dose of treatment. It's a good chance to get Stokes some time in the middle. Poor lad has played in 2 matches and not yet had the chance to bat. This gives Bopara and Samit Patel a final chance to shine now. It's now or never for those 2.

  • RandyOZ on September 6, 2011, 23:44 GMT

    Australia is coming, watch out United England XI

  • Cpt.Meanster on September 6, 2011, 23:20 GMT

    Well if some 'English' players get injured, England well as might start an IPL-like purchase strategy to 'buy' players from Ireland, South Africa and Asia. They are not new to having these foreign guys in English colors anyway.

  • on September 6, 2011, 22:12 GMT

    No, Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo. He's Irish!

  • on September 6, 2011, 20:03 GMT

    Finally a change in fortunes!!! Evry news that goes out is an injured player for India, now its England's Morgan??? Is he Indian??? So refreshing

  • Avi56 on September 6, 2011, 18:10 GMT

    now itis actualy a test for england players with the absence of strauss,kp and morgan england get an opportunity to showcase their new look team...overall good showcase of the future players of both sides

  • CricketChat on September 6, 2011, 17:43 GMT

    Morgan is unlucky to miss his run fest against India. You don't get that kind of opportunity often. Hope he get well soon.

  • shrestsn on September 6, 2011, 17:40 GMT

    Nanda Kumar,

    England understands the consequences of injuries very well. No English fan can forget the injuries to Simon Jones, Flintoff, Vaughan, Trescothick, Harmison, etc. after the epic 2005 Ashes.

  • on September 6, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    @dravid_gravitas.. :) and he will be fit in time to play CL

  • prannsshu on September 6, 2011, 17:13 GMT

    well bopara get another chance too prove himself such a talented player bopara is!!! jst need couple of good knockssssss............. best of luck ravi.......

  • on September 6, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    its a bad news for England and now England need Kevin Pietersen for three more ODI series agaist india....and right now england does not have any one in the middle order.....

  • on September 6, 2011, 17:10 GMT

    its a bad news for England and now England need Kevin Pietersen for three more ODI series agaist india....and right now england does not have any one in the middle order.....

  • bumsonseats on September 6, 2011, 17:09 GMT

    other than the money the ecb would lose.both teams i think would finish this series here. nothing but injuries lol. dpk

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on September 6, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    He played IPL and got injured. Isn't it? ;-)

  • SunilManikantan on September 6, 2011, 16:14 GMT

    India's point of view thats good....

  • on September 6, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    bad news for English tem

  • on September 6, 2011, 16:10 GMT

    This series looks like injury causality series. So many Indian players are out due to injury, now England players too are now missing this series.

  • on September 6, 2011, 16:07 GMT

    now england realise india s pain

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  • on September 6, 2011, 16:07 GMT

    now england realise india s pain

  • on September 6, 2011, 16:10 GMT

    This series looks like injury causality series. So many Indian players are out due to injury, now England players too are now missing this series.

  • on September 6, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    bad news for English tem

  • SunilManikantan on September 6, 2011, 16:14 GMT

    India's point of view thats good....

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on September 6, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    He played IPL and got injured. Isn't it? ;-)

  • bumsonseats on September 6, 2011, 17:09 GMT

    other than the money the ecb would lose.both teams i think would finish this series here. nothing but injuries lol. dpk

  • on September 6, 2011, 17:10 GMT

    its a bad news for England and now England need Kevin Pietersen for three more ODI series agaist india....and right now england does not have any one in the middle order.....

  • on September 6, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    its a bad news for England and now England need Kevin Pietersen for three more ODI series agaist india....and right now england does not have any one in the middle order.....

  • prannsshu on September 6, 2011, 17:13 GMT

    well bopara get another chance too prove himself such a talented player bopara is!!! jst need couple of good knockssssss............. best of luck ravi.......

  • on September 6, 2011, 17:18 GMT

    @dravid_gravitas.. :) and he will be fit in time to play CL