After undergoing a scan, it has been confirmed that Ollie Robinson is fit to join the England squad for the Test match against Ireland.
The 29-year-old seamer experienced discomfort in his ankle during Sussex’s County Championship match against Glamorgan, which led to him using crutches and wearing a protective boot on his left ankle.
Fortunately, the scan conducted on Monday showed no damage, and Robinson will link up with the England squad over the weekend in preparation for the Test match at Lord’s starting on 1 June.
Although the soreness in his ankle is due to tendon irritation, further evaluation will be carried out by the England team next week.
Considering his condition, Robinson is likely to be rested for the Test against Ireland. Additionally, James Anderson is also unlikely to feature due to a minor groin injury sustained while playing for Lancashire. This would result in Stuart Broad leading the bowling attack, accompanied by two of Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, and Matthew Potts.
Nonetheless, Robinson’s clearance provides a significant boost to England at the beginning of the Ashes summer, especially after several fast bowlers have been sidelined with injuries.
Jofra Archer is out for the entire season due to a recurring stress fracture in his elbow, Olly Stone is recovering from a hamstring problem, and Jamie Overton is in the early stages of rehabilitation for a back injury.
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