Trott is expected to be fully fit in time for the tour of India in October
With Jonathan Trott having been England’s most consistent batsman throughout their recent series against South Africa, many of his team-mates were holding their breaths after he was struck on the hand by a brutal delivery from South African speed demon Dale Steyn.
However, even though Trott was diagnosed with a broken middle finger on his right hand, his team-mates and the rest of the England cricket fans can breathe a sigh of relief since Trott is expected to make a full recovery and be fit in time for the team’s upcoming tour of India.
Initial x-rays did not show any serious damage to Trott’s hand, but after undergoing an MRI, it was confirmed that Trott did indeed have a broken middle finger.
A statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said: “Although initial X-rays were clear, a subsequent MRI scan revealed a fracture at the base of his third metacarpal. No intervention is required and the 31-year-old should be able to resume batting in 3-4 weeks and is expected to available for the tour of India next month.”
Jonny Bairstow replaced Trott in the final ODI against South Africa, but failed to take full advantage of his opportunity, as he fell for a second ball duck to Steyn.