Michael Vaughan expects to be fit for England's next triangular series match against Zimbabwe on July 1. He missed their game against South Africa due to back trouble - he said it was a "precautionary measure" - and Marcus Trescothick had stood in as captain.

Vaughan back injury was suffered before Thursday's defeat by Zimbabwe at Nottingham, and he played with the help of pain killers. Although he seemed to have recovered, he stiffened up again on Friday night and was taken to hospital on Saturday morning for a precautionary scan to try and assess the extent of the injury. The conclusion was that he is suffering from slight tissue or ligament damage.

"On Thursday morning in fielding practice I managed to pull my back in some way but the adrenalin and looseness of being on the park got me through," Vaughan told Sky Sports. "I travelled down to London on Friday and after four hours in a car I am struggling to bend at the moment. I've tried to warm it but I wasn't quite ready for the South Africa game ... I really wanted to play but [England physio] Dean Conway said it was too much of a risk with all the cricket we have to play in the next few weeks.

"I had a scan which showed mainly tissue damage. Dean says that with a couple of days rest and treatment I should be all right for Tuesday's game."