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England captain Eoin Morgan rushed for x-ray after injuring finger

Eoin Morgan

With six days to go before England open the Cricket World Cup against South Africa, captain Eoin Morgan has been taken to hospital after suffering a finger injury in training.

The batsman was taking part in a fielding drill as England trained at the Ageas Bowl when he was struck awkwardly on the finger.

Morgan has been taken to hospital for an x-ray to determine whether he will be able to play in tomorrow’s warm-up match against Australia in Southampton, with the World Cup opener against South Africa next Wednesday looming heavily on the result of the scan. Want to back England’s favourite’s tag? Head to omegatipsters for all the Cricket World Cup latest.

The 32-year-old grimmaced in pain as Hampshire’s own James Vince waits in the wings.

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