England relieved after Trott’s hand scan rules out fracture
Johannesburg: England breathed a sigh of relief after it was revealed through scans that batsman Jonathan Trott hadn’t suffered a fracture in his hand during Sunday``s one-day victory over South Africa.
Trott suffered a sore blow on his right hand after being hit by a short ball from fast bowler Dale Steyn during his side``s six-wicket win at Lord``s.
With the 31-year-old showing obvious signs of uneasiness during a century stand with Ian Bell, there were fears South African-born Trott might have broken bones and that would have forced England, who lead the series 2-1, to call up a replacement for the fifth and final one-day international at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
But an England and Wales Cricket Board update revealed on Monday there was no break. Trott and the team``s medical staff will wait for 24 hours before deciding if he is fit to feature in the last match against the Proteas.
“X-ray. Further medical assessment required tomorrow (Tuesday),” Sports24 quoted an ECB statement, as saying.
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