England seamer Ollie Robinson has received the all-clear to participate in the Test against Ireland after a scan confirmed no damage to his ankle.
During Sussex’s County Championship match against Glamorgan, Robinson experienced discomfort, leading to concerns about his availability. He was even seen using crutches and wearing a protective boot on his left ankle.
However, a scan conducted on Monday provided positive news, indicating no significant issues. Robinson will rejoin the England squad this weekend in preparation for the Test at Lord’s, set to commence on 1 June.
This development comes as a significant boost for England, particularly at the start of the Ashes summer, as the team has encountered various injury concerns with their fast bowlers. Jofra Archer is ruled out for the entire season due to a recurring stress fracture in his elbow, Olly Stone is sidelined with a hamstring problem, and Jamie Overton is still in the early stages of recovery from a back injury.
Fortunately, James Anderson, England’s leading wicket-taker of all time, sustained only a minor groin injury while representing Lancashire. He is expected to regain fitness in time for the first Ashes Test on 16 June.
Robinson has been an impressive performer for England, claiming 66 wickets in 16 Test matches at an average of 21.27. Although there is a possibility of him being rested for the Test against Ireland, Stuart Broad is likely to lead the bowling attack, supported by two out of Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, and Matthew Potts.