English player Rory Burns is expected to be ruled out of the upcoming tour to Sri Lanka due to his ankle injury.
Rory Burns, England’s 29-year-old opener, would most likely be required to have an ankle surgery after being injured from playing football a day before the second Test. If he chooses to undergo an operation, which is his most likely decision, he will be ruled out of England’s tour to Sri Lanka in March.
Burns was already sent home and is expected to be meeting up with a specialist next week. It will only be by then that a decision could be made whether or not he is required to be operated. The injury happened after he had landed awkwardly while playing football with Joe Root.
The date of his return can only be estimated but it would most probably not be early enough for him to make it on the Tests that are bound to happen in Sri Lanka on March 19. This incident is surely hard for England, considering how impressive Burns’ current performance is. If Burns will really be ruled out, speculations say that Keaton Jennings may be recalled to be his substitute.
As a result of this incident, England coach Chris Silverwood has already banned their players from playing football as a warm-up activity.
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