England batsman Ollie Pope has been ruled out for the next four months after dislocating his left shoulder. Ollie hurt his shoulder during the third and the final Test match against Pakistan at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground.
The 22-year-old had sustained a similar injury last season, ruling him out of the domestic season for three months.
While attempting to save a boundary on the fourth day of the test, Ollie dived and hurt his shoulder, immediately leaving the field. Later, he underwent an MRI scan and set to undergo a surgery in the next couple of weeks.
“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,” the ECB said in an official statement.
Pope won’t miss out on any Test series for the next few months as England’s test series commitments are mostly in 2021. By that time he is expected to completely recover from his injury and resume playing competitive cricket.
Ollie was England’s top scorer in the first innings of the first Test against Pakistan at the Old Trafford earlier this month.