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England pace bowler Mark Wood will undergo scans on his left ankle after complaining that it was sore.
Wood was forced to miss the first ODI against New Zealand on Sunday, which the Black Caps won in nail-biting fashion, due to the pain in his ankle.
The 28-year-old has undergone three surgeries on his left ankle in the past and the most recent procedure caused him to miss part of England’s summer at home last year and the recent Ashes series.
According to limited overs captain Eoin Morgan, Wood’s injury isn’t that serious at the moment.
“It’s not a serious concern at the moment,” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “He’s picked up a soreness the last couple of days and he wasn’t worth the risk today [Sunday].
“We’ll see how he’s assessed over the next 24 hours to see whether he will participate in the next game or we build a plan as to when he can come back.”
Wood, who will be assessed in the lead-up to the second ODI in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday, has also been included in England’s squad for the two-Test series against New Zealand next month.