Ollie Pope set for scan after shoulder injury on fourth morning

Pope left the field holding his left shoulder, which he dislocated last summer

Matt Roller
Matt Roller
Ollie Pope left the field in the second over with a shoulder injury, England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Southampton, 4th day, August 24, 2020

Ollie Pope left the field in the second over with a shoulder injury  •  Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Ollie Pope will undergo a scan on his left shoulder on Tuesday morning after leaving the field in the second over of Pakistan's second innings in the third Test at the Ageas Bowl.
Pope, who spent three months sidelined last summer after dislocating the same shoulder playing for Surrey, slid to save a boundary off the second ball of Stuart Broad's first over of the fourth day and left the pitch almost immediately.
He stayed off the field throughout the day, with James Bracey on as a substitute fielder in his place. With the majority of England's squad having left the biosecure bubble to play for their counties, that meant their assistant coach, Paul Collingwood, had to put on his whites to carry drinks for the rest of the day.
"He's obviously banged his shoulder again, so he will go for a scan on that, and we'll assess from there, really," Chris Silverwood, England's head coach, said. "We'll know more once he's had a scan."
Pope's shoulder injury last summer ruled him out of Ashes contention, though he later told Wisden Cricket Monthly that it had been a "blessing in disguise", allowing him to take a step back from the game and make changes to his technique.

Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98