London - England all-rounder Chris Woakes has been struck by yet
another injury while on tour in India, it has been revealed he has a small
crack in his right thumb.
Woakes was subjected to some fiery fast bowling from India
paceman Mohammed Shami with the right-hander being struck on the helmet before
the very next ball reared up again and in an attempt to fend the ball off he
was struck on the thumb.
The delivery not only injured Woakes but claimed his wicket
as well with the deflection carrying through to India wicketkeeper Parthiv
It is understood that Woakes went for an X-ray after the
game which revealed a small crack.
Despite the injury and an on-going knee injury England are
hopeful Woakes will be fit for the fourth Test in Mumbai.
Stuart Broad missed the Mohali Test after sustaining a foot
injury earlier in the series and Haseeb Hameed will be returning home to have
surgery on his injured hand as England's injury woes worsen.
No replacement for Hameed has been named and Woakes and Broad
are set to remain on the tour.