England pacer Mark Wood underwent successful elbow surgery in London on Saturday after sustaining an injury in the first Test match of the recent-concluded series against the West Indies.
Confirming Wood’s successful operation, the ECB released a statement, mentioning that the procedure had “removed bone and scar tissue to address an impingement problem that was causing pain in his elbow when bowling”.
The speedster shared a post on his Instagram after the surgery and attached a few hilarious videos of him being filmed while still under anaesthetic. “Who says hospital gowns aren’t cool eh!!??” Wood captioned the post.
“No more boney fragments in my arm! Thanks to Professor Roger van Riet and Mr Ali Noorani for sorting me out and all the staff who made me feel totally at ease. Langers, the England physio videoed me coming out of the anaesthetic – Bah, I talk some absolute rubbish!!!”
In one of the videos, the 32-year-old talked about his IPL return, when asked about it. For the unversed, Wood was to play for the Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022 but injury ruled him out of the tournament.
“Is my shoulder meant to be sore? That’s weird that. I’ve have had elbow surgery but my shoulders aching. Whatever. I’ll still bowl fast.”
“I am so sad. Not [playing] this time. I like Andy Flower. He’s a nice guy. Keyhole. Bowen gone? Lollipop, lollipop,” Wood regrets not playing IPL 2022.
Here’s more of Mark Wood under anaesthetic for you 😂😂😂
💬 I’ll still bowl fast… pic.twitter.com/YFGiWPQN0w
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) March 28, 2022
Lucknow Super Giants opted for Andrew Tye as Mark Wood’s replacement. Tye did not feature in last night’s game against Gujarat Titans but can surely strengthen Lucknow’s bowling attack if added in the playing XI.