Wood will play no part in Ashes
England fast bowler Mark Wood will play no part in this summer’s Ashes after undergoing knee surgery.
The 29-year-old injured his side in the final of the World Cup on July 14 and had hoped to be fit for selection for the final two Ashes Tests in September.
However, he also had to undergo surgery on a separate knee problem picked up during the World Cup, and as a result will be forced to sit out the rest of the summer.
The England and Wales Cricket Board said: "As a result of these injuries, he will be unavailable for any cricket for the remainder of the season."
It adds to the injury woes England have with their bowling line-up, with concerns over James Anderson and Jofra Archer.
Anderson bowled four overs in the first innings on Thursday before being withdrawn due to tightness in his calf, while Archer suffered a side strain in the World Cup and was left out of the first Ashes squad as a precaution.
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