England’s fast bowler Mark Wood undergoes surgery on his injured elbow


Fast bowler Mark Wood of England has had surgery on his right elbow for an injury he sustained in the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua earlier this month, the country’s Cricket Board (ECB) said on Sunday.

England's fast bowler Mark Wood undergoes surgery on his injured elbow

England pacemaker Mark Wood undergoes elbow surgery (Credit: Reuters)


  • Mark Wood underwent surgery on his right elbow
  • Wood suffered an injury in the first Test against West Indies
  • The surgery removed bone and scar tissue: ECB

England fast bowler Mark Wood underwent right elbow surgery after an injury sustained during the tie in the first Test against the West Indies. Wood, 32, did not feature in the final two games of the three-Test series won 1-0 by the West Indies in a crushing 10-wicket win at Grenada earlier Sunday.

Mark Wood was forced to withdraw from the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022 due to an elbow injury. The renegade English fast bowler had triggered a bidding war at the IPL 2022 mega auction. LSG won a bidding war with Indians from Mumbai to sign the Pacer for Rs 7 crore, more than triple its base price of Rs 2 crore. Lucknow Super Giants had spent Rs 7.5 crore on Wood at the IPL Mega Auction in Bengaluru.

“The operation removed bone and scar tissue to fix an impingement issue that was causing pain in his elbow while bowling,” the ECB said in a statement.

“He will now begin rehabilitation at the ECB and Durham. A date for his return to the game will be set in due course.”

LSG signed fast bowler Andrew Tye from Australia to replace injured pacemaker Mark Wood from England. Andrew Tye isn’t a like-for-like replacement for LSG, but the Aussie fast-bowler, big on his variations, is a proven customer in the IPL. Tye has represented Australia in 32 T20Is and selected 47 wickets. The right-arm pacer has played 27 IPL matches and won 40 wickets.

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