World Cup: Eoin Morgan to miss warm-up game against Australia

X-Ray reports revealed that the England skipper has a flake fracture in his left index finger.

Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan will miss England's warm-up fixture against Australia on Saturday.   -  Getty Images

Even before the World Cup gets underway, there are injury concerns in the England camp.

Eoin Morgan, the captain, underwent a X-Ray on Friday and reports revealed that it was a case of 'small flake fracture' in his left index finger.

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), however, tweeted out saying that the skipper is 'expected to be available' for the first match on May 30.

- What is a flake fracture? -

"It is normally an avulsion fracture where a small piece of bone flakes away from the host bone," former India physio, John Gloster explained.

"If is attached to a ligament or tendon is called avulsion fracture. It is just painful. Doesn’t affect the overall integrity of the bone structure," Gloster said, explaining that such injuries are usually minor.

Morgan was hurt during catching drills in a practice session ahead of England's warm-up game against Australia on Saturday, a fixture he will definitely miss.

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