[caption id="attachment_871079" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-871079" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Mark-Wood_AFP-England.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="396" /> Mark Wood played a key role throughout the World Cup, but was clearly in pain as he strived to maintain his bowling speed during his 10 overs in the final against New Zealand. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>England paceman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mark-wood/">Mark Wood</a> has set his sights on recovering from injury in time to play a role in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ashes-2019">Ashes</a> against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/australia">Australia</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Wood will be out for up to six weeks after suffering a side strain during last Sunday's historic <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019">World Cup</a> final victory over New Zealand. <p></p> <p></p>The 29-year-old won't play in next week's one-off Test against Ireland at Lord's or the first Test against Australia when the Ashes get under way at Edgbaston on August 1. <p></p> <p></p>But Durham star Wood still hopes he can get back to full fitness in time for the last two Tests in the five-match series. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ashes-2019-cant-afford-to-hang-on-to-the-world-cup-win-james-anderson-870720">Ashes 2019: Can't afford to hang on to the World Cup win - James Anderson</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"I might make the last couple (of Tests). It all depends on selection," Wood told BBC 5 Live's Sportsweek on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>"Hopefully the injury will have healed by then and I'll be back with the speed and will have played a few games for Durham. <p></p> <p></p>"My side injury is four to six weeks, so hopefully I'll still play a part towards the end of the season, but if not it's been a fantastic summer so far for English cricket. <p></p> <p></p>"There's still plenty more to go and hopefully for me there's still a bit more cricket to play." <p></p> <p></p>Wood played a key role throughout the World Cup, but was clearly in pain as he strived to maintain his bowling speed during his 10 overs in the final against New Zealand. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/ashes-2019-are-world-cup-stars-jason-roy-and-jofra-archer-in-line-for-england-test-debuts-869590">Ashes 2019: Are World Cup stars Jason Roy and Jofra Archer in line for England Test debuts?</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>He said he was still pinching himself after England's heroics at Lord's. "To be honest, it's so hard to believe," he added. <p></p> <p></p>"You'd think by now it would have sunk in but to be world champions, it still gives me goose bumps listening back to it and watching it. <p></p> <p></p>"I'm still feeling on top of the world. I know I might have an injury, but I didn't look past the World Cup initially. <p></p> <p></p>"I know the Ashes is round the corner but I'm over the moon that I've got the dream of the World Cup."