Morgan likely to miss ODI series in India

Eoin Morgan has decided to go under the knife Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Sep 10, 2011

Left-handed England batsman Eoin Morgan, who was ruled out of the ongoing One-Day International series due to a shoulder injury is likely to miss the five-match ODI series in India in October, reports said.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement Morgan had decided to undergo operation to get fit for next year’s Test and limited overs matches against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

“After seeing a specialist today (Friday) it has been confirmed that Eoin will require surgery to his right shoulder with the likelihood of repairing a chronic SLAP lesion,” ECB chief medical officer Dr Nick Peirce said in the statement.

“We have managed the injury to date with a conservative program but Eoin has now reached the stage where surgery is the most appropriate progression of his treatment. Following the operation Eoin will undertake a rehabilitation programme ruling him out of all cricket for approximately 12 weeks.”

“The recovery period is anticipated to see him return to full fitness ahead of England’s tour of the UAE commencing in January.”