Morgan follows Roy off in second injury blow to England

By Graham Bell at the Rose Bowl 14 June 2019 7
Morgan follows Roy off in second injury blow to England

England suffered a second injury blow in their Cricket World Cup match against West Indies as skipper Eoin Morgan was forced off with a back spasm.

The tournament hosts lost Jason Roy early in the day when the opener developed tightness in his left hamstring and left the field.

And although England limited West Indies to a modest total of 212 at the Rose Bowl, they suffered another scare before the end of the innings as Morgan also pulled up in discomfort while fielding.

Morgan initially appeared to have hurt his left leg as he made his way to the stumps at the non-striker's end, before hobbling off with the support of England's physio, meaning Jos Buttler took over as captain.

However, England subsequently confirmed he had suffered a back spasm. He was required to miss the first 28 minutes of his side's reply after spending that amount of time off the field.

Roy did not return to the pitch during West Indies' innings, which ensured he would be unable to bat higher than number seven in the run-chase.