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Wood set to miss India tour

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England fast bowler Mark Wood is to undergo a third operation in 12 months and is likely to miss the tour of India. 

Wood fractured a bone in his left ankle playing for Durham against Surrey in their Division One match last month, though he continued to bowl after picking up the injury.

England physio Ben Langley says the new injury is unrelated to the two operations he underwent last winter.

Langley said: "Woody showed his commitment to Durham with the way he bowled 35 overs in that Surrey game, and we know now that he also showed a hell of a lot of courage and resilience.

"His foot and ankle swelled up hugely during the game, which was obviously worrying, and then we were perplexed when nothing significant showed up on the first scan.

"It was only when we got him in for a second scan that we discovered he'd been playing on despite having fractured a bone.

"So it's a different injury to what he's had the previous surgery for, and there's no reason to think that when he's had this bone fragment removed, he won't be able to get back to bowling as well he has for Durham, England Lions and England in the second half of the 2016 summer."

Wood will be eyeing a return in the one-day series against the West Indies next March.

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