England batsman Ollie Pope has been ruled out for up to four months after dislocating his left shoulder during the #raisethebat third Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl.
The injury occurred on the fourth day of the draw between the two sides, with Pope sliding to save a boundary off the bowling of Stuart Broad. The 22-year-old left the pitch immediately.
An ECB press release said: “Pope underwent an MRI scan in London on Wednesday and was reviewed by a consultant on Thursday. The Surrey player will have surgery on the injured shoulder in the next couple of weeks and will commence a rehabilitation programme with the Surrey and England medical teams.
— ICC (@ICC) August 28, 2020
“It is hoped Pope will return in time for England’s winter tours of Sri Lanka and India starting in the early part of 2021.”
England beat Pakistan 1-0 in the three-match series, winning the thrilling first Test by three wickets before bad weather saw the second and third Tests end in draws.