The Kia Oval, the home of international cricket, has been rocked by an injury update on Will Jacks, a promising batsman on the England team. Jacks, who has been a mainstay of the squad in recent months, suffered a hamstring injury during a training session on the field, and medical staff have confirmed that he is likely to be sidelined for the foreseeable future.
The news comes as a major blow to the England team, who were already without the services of a number of key players due to injury and enforced absences. Jacks had been in fine form in the recent series against South Africa, scoring a half-century in the third Test, and was seen as a major asset for the team in the upcoming series against West Indies.
The full extent of Jacks’ injury is yet to be determined, but it is expected that he will be out of action for at least four weeks, effectively ruling him out of contention for the West Indies series. The England medical staff will assess the situation in the coming days and a decision on his availability for the series will be made in due course.
The England team will be hoping that the injury to Jacks is not as serious as initially feared, but the Kia Oval will be bracing itself for the possibility that their star batsman may be out for some time.