England suffer Ashes injury scare as Ollie Pope leaves the field after hurting his shoulder during the second Test at Lord’s and is being assessed by medical staff
England have suffered a scare on a frustrating opening day at Lord’s after Ollie Pope went off with an apparent shoulder injury.
Pope dived to stop the ball going out for four but then let go of it and immediately clutched onto his right shoulder with a grimace on his face.
The 25-year-old immediately went off the field and he is being assessed by the England medical team.
England will be hoping it’s nothing serious after his shoulder issues in recent years.
Their number three batter previously dislocated his left shoulder in 2020 and subsequently missed four months of cricket, having endured a similar spell on the sidelines a year earlier with the same injury to his left shoulder.
Ollie Pope appeared to hurt his shoulder when diving for the ball during the second Test
His England team mates went over to check on Pope who has a history of shoulder issues
Pope immediately went off the field and he is being assessed by England’s medical team
It has been a frustrating opening day to the second Test at Lord’s, as England look to bounce back from their defeat at Edgbaston.
Australia have made a flying start and have seen both Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne survive following reviews.
The day also got off to a dramatic start when the action was briefly stopped after activists from Just Stop Oil invaded the pitch and threw orange powder across the grass.
Johnny Bairstow took matters into his own hands to the delight of fans as he carried one of the protestors off the field.
England co-captain Ben Stokes meanwhile stopped the other protestor as he guarded the pitch closely, assisted by other players.
Before lunch, Pope missed a golden opportunity as he shelled a catch when Stuart Broad induced an edge from David Warner.