England provide injury update on key pacer ahead of busy summer

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England are set to play a four-day Test match against Ireland from 1 June at Lord's followed by the Ashes but have been plagued by a few injury concerns.

Ollie Robinson and James Anderson, both of whom were named in the squad for the one-off Test against Ireland, are nursing injuries from County Championship fixtures.

Jofra Archer, meanwhile, has been ruled out for the summer with an elbow injury. Back-up pacer Olly Stone is also struggling with a hamstring issue.

Anderson gave an update last week on his injury, stating that he wasn't worried about it, and ECB have now shared an update on Robinson, who has been a crucial cog in England's Test bowling attack of late.

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Robinson managed to bowl only eight overs on the third day of Sussex's County Championship clash against Glamorgan at Hove and failed to take the field after lunch struggling with a sore ankle.

The fast bowler pulling out was put down to precautionary action by Sussex coach Paul Farbrace, but with a hectic Test schedule involving the Ireland Test and the Ashes following that, there was concern around Robinson.

Now ECB has revealed that Robinson had a scan on Monday to determine the extent of some discomfort in his left ankle. The results have come back clean with no damage detected on the ankle.

The fast bowler will join with the rest of the squad this weekend ahead of the Ireland Test.

England squad for Ireland Test: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

England's home schedule for 2023: 
June 1-4: One-off Test Match, England v Ireland, Lord’s

Men’s Ashes Series
June 16-20: First Test, England v Australia, Edgbaston
June 28-July 2: Second Test, England v Australia, Lord’s
July 6-10: Third Test, England v Australia, Headingley
July 19-23: Fourth Test, England v Australia, Old Trafford
July 27-31: Fifth Test, England v Australia, The Oval


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