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

Morgan ruled out of one-day series

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • 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!!!

  • Damon 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.

  • rob 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

  • Dummy4 on September 7, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    well for india remaining match

  • Ben 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....

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

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

  • Bryn 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.

  • Harish 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...

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

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

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

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

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