England captain Morgan expected to be fit for World Cup opener
Eoin Morgan is expected to be fit for England's Cricket World Cup opener against South Africa despite suffering a fractured finger.
England's limited-overs skipper hurt his left index finger during catching practice at the Rose Bowl ahead of the warm-up fixture against Australia.
After being sent for a precautionary x-ray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) revealed the left-handed batsman has been diagnosed with a small flake fracture.
While the injury means he will sit out Saturday's game, the 32-year-old should be available again for the start of the tournament on home soil.
A short ECB statement confirmed Morgan is expected to make a "full recovery" in time for the clash with the Proteas at The Oval on Thursday.
6,233 - Eoin Morgan has scored 6,233 ODI runs for the England men's side; 817 more than any other player. Relief. pic.twitter.com/cMsr3Td3F0— OptaJim (@OptaJim) May 24, 2019