Morgan fine, Roy a worry | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 15, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:26 AM, June 15, 2019

Morgan fine, Roy a worry

Eoin Morgan insisted there was no reason to panic after the England captain and Jason Roy’s injuries put a damper on their eight-wicket win against the West Indies yesterday.

The duo are now in a racing to be fit for Tuesday’s game against Afghanistan.

Morgan suffered from a back spasm, which he played down, while Roy ‘tweaked his hamstring’.

Morgan said: “It is sore. I have had back spasms before -- we think it’s that -- and they take a few days to settle down. We’ll know more in the next 24 hours.

“I don’t know how [Roy] pulled up – he’ll have a scan and it will take 48 hours to get the full results. When any two players go down its a worry but we’re not at panic stations. We’ll do a risk assessment before the Afghanistan game.”

While Morgan’s injury seems unserious, Roy’s is of far more concern. He left the game in the eighth over of the first innings while fielding and did not return thereafter. He had also strained the same hamstring earlier this year and spent seven weeks on the sidelines but England hope the injury is not as serious this time around.

James Vince is the reserve batsman while Moeen Ali is another option if Roy does not recover in time.

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