England captain Eoin Morgan has sustained what has been described as a ‘small flake fracture’ in his left index finger, but the good news is that he will be fit to play in his team’s World Cup opener against South Africa on Thursday.
Morgan suffered the injury whilst training during a net session at The Hampshire Bowl ahead of Saturday’s warm-up game with Australia and was sent for a precautionary X-ray.
Whislt is has been confirmed that Morgan has suffered a fracture, it is only a minor injury and whilst he’ll almost certainly miss the warm-up game against Australia, he is expected to be fit enough to lead his side out at the Oval on Thursday.
Morgan will likely be replaced by James Vince for the warm-up game, with Jos Buttler stepping in to captain the side.
Whilst the injury to Morgan is an inconvenience to England’s preparations, both the captain and the entire squad will be relieved that it was only a minor issue.