We're all hopeful that he comes through: Eoin Morgan on Jason Roy's injury

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07 Nov 2021 | 03:46 AM
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We're all hopeful that he comes through: Eoin Morgan on Jason Roy's injury

The England opener is believed to have injured his calf during the match against South Africa and is expected to undergo a scan

England topped Group 1 despite a 10-run loss against South Africa on Saturday (November 6) in Sharjah. But the bigger concern for England was the fact Jason Roy had limped off the field in what appears to be a calf tear.

Roy went back to the pavilion retired hurt for 20 off 15 deliveries after limping across the wickets when completing a run. Speaking of Roy's injury, Eoin Morgan in the post-match press conference said, "It's his calf. It obviously didn't look great. And we'll wait until tomorrow to see what his movement is like. Probably send him for a scan and then go from there. Apart from that, can't tell you much."

However, he refused to rule out the possibility of the fact that it could be the end of the campaign for Roy. "It's difficult to assume. Obviously, we're all hopeful that he comes through in some manner or there's some remedy to get him through one, if not two games. But we need to do what's best for Jason ultimately and then the team," Morgan added.

Roy has been a crucial cog in the England line-up in the T20I and the 50-over format, playing a significant role in England winning their maiden World Cup in 2019 - something that Morgan acknowledges.  "He's unbelievably important," Morgan said.

"He's a guy that epitomises everything that we are about in the changing room and the way that we play. You see how commanding he is at the top of the order, not only in T20 cricket but 50-over cricket as well. Obviously two different partners in the two formats. But yeah, he's as close as we get to surmising how the changing room should play," he further added.

The England captain also lauded his team's performance in the tournament despite having plenty of injuries leading up to it and also during. "As you go through the names that either aren't here through injury or other reasons, so you go through Archer, Stokes, Sam Curran, Tymal and now possibly Jason."

"You look back at the times that you have really explored and tried to build a bigger squad, and I'm sitting here thankful that we have actually done that because we are going need those guys possibly in the next game or the final," the England captain explained.

While England finish top of their group, they will take on the second-placed team from Group 2 in the semi-final, which as it stands, could be either New Zealand, Afghanistan or India.

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