Injured Flintoff facing fourth Test fitness battle

Updated: 20 February 2009 07:24 IST

Andrew Flintoff is a doubt for the fourth Test against the West Indies after suffering a hip injury during the third Test which ended in a draw.

Injured Flintoff facing fourth Test fitness battle

St John's, Antigua:

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is a doubt for the fourth Test against the West Indies after suffering a hip injury during the third Test which ended in a draw here.

England skipper Andrew Strauss said Flintoff will have a scan on his right hip.

"Today we were trying to bowl him as little as possible and ended up bowling him more than we wanted to. He was bowling on one leg," said Strauss yesterday.

"His last spell was incredible. We'll get a scan done in Barbados; he may be fit, he may not."

Flintoff toiled through 15 overs at the Antigua Recreation Ground in West Indies' second innings, finishing with 0-32 yesterday. His efforts were in vain as the West Indies' last pair of Daren Powell and Fidel Edwards frustrated the tourists for over 30 minutes before the match was halted for bad light with four overs still to bowl.

The fourth Test starts in Bridgetown on February 26 with England still 1-0 down in the five-match series.

Earlier, England called up Kent pace bowler Amjad Khan and Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara into their squad as cover.

Khan was summoned as injury cover by England late last year when he was called into their squad in India following an injury to Ryan Sidebottom, the Nottinghamshire left-arm quick.

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