Wood undergoes ankle surgery


England paceman Mark Wood has undergone a second operation on his troublesome left ankle.

Wood is set to miss the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka after going under the knife on Thursday following consultation from specialists.

The 26-year-old quick returned home from England's tour of Pakistan prematurely last November due to an injury to his left ankle.

Wood is not expected to play any part in the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, but will hope to recover in time to feature against Pakistan.

An England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement released on Friday said: "Durham and England pace bowler Mark Wood has undergone surgery on his left ankle.

"Following successful surgery to the front of his left ankle in November, a further procedure was undertaken yesterday to address ongoing issues at the back of the ankle.

"Wood will now undertake a period of rehabilitation and begin a back to bowling programme before returning to competitive cricket later this summer."