Ashes: England can cope without injured Jake Ball, says Chris Woakes
Jake Ball has told teammates that his sprained ankle is feeling "sore" after it forced him out of England's attack. Ball did not return after falling over in his delivery stride on Day Two of four in England's pink-ball match at the Adelaide Oval.
After the tourists finished on five for none in their second innings, 65 runs to the good overall following CA's declaration on 233 for nine, Chris Woakes reported England are unsure as yet how bad the injury is. "He didn't know the extent of it, but just said it was quite sore," Woakes said.
Ball's injury comes just two days after another seamer, Steven Finn, had to fly home from the Ashes. Woakes admits Finn's absence is a "big loss", but insists England will be able to cope with the attack led by James Anderson. "I don't think it's a concern," he said.