Munaf suffers suspected ankle injury

Updated: 17 September 2011 10:00 IST

Indian paceman Munaf Patel suffered a suspected ankle injury as he fell on the ground while chasing the ball during the fifth and final one-dayer against England on Friday.

Munaf suffers suspected ankle injury
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Cardiff:

Indian paceman Munaf Patel suffered a suspected ankle injury as he fell on the ground while chasing the ball during the fifth and final one-dayer against England on Friday.

Munaf was running from the long off, chasing the ball after England captain Alastair Cook had sliced a Ravindra Jadeja delivery in the air.

He slipped as the grass was wet due to intermittent rain and fell across the painted outfield which had the sponsor's logo with his right ankle hitting the surface.

Munaf grimanced in pain and was later taken off the field with his right ankle in bandage. He had only bowled four overs for 26 runs and did not come out to bowl again in the rain-curtailed match.

India have been hit hard by a spate of injuries on this disastrous tour of England with several players, including top guns Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh among them.

Topics : Cricket Munaf Patel Virat Kohli West Indies Australia India England India in England, 2011
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