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England's injury crisis gets worse
Around the Academy:

Bowlers with serious injuries
Can things get worse for England and their crocks?
England's winter of discontent is getting worse by the day. If they're not losing matches, they're losing players through injuries.

But who's been suffering from what? The Academy gives you the rundown on those whose Ashes tour is no more...


12 December - Andy Flintoff: The big Lancashire all-rounder has not fully recovered from a double hernia operation.

The management decide it's in the best interests of England and Flintoff that he takes no further part in the tour.

Read more about Flintoff's injury by clicking on the buttons above.

Andrew Flintoff bowls in the nets in Australia
They'll be no bowling for Freddie this winter

December 7 - Jeremy Snape: A Brett Lee special hits the all-rounder bang on the thumb, ruling him out of the VB One Day Series.

An X-ray confirms a break and the Leicestershire player will be out of action for four weeks.

So no one-day action for you Mr Snape.

November 30 - Chris Silverwood: No sooner had he flown out to reinforce England's battered bowling brigade, Silverwood was back on a plane bound for Blighty.

The Yorkshire bowler tears the medial ligament of his left ankle during the third Test in Adelaide, ruling him out for the rest of the tour.

November 7 - Simon Jones: Disaster strikes on the first day of the first Test in Brisbane when Jones twists his knee fielding.

The Glamorgan paceman is stretchered off and faces six months on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate knee ligament.

Simon Jones is stretchered off during the first Ashes Test in Brisbane
Tragedy struck Jones in the worst possible way

To read more about Jones' injury problems, click on the buttons above.

November 4 - Darren Gough: - The worst comes to the worst when England announce their best bowler will not play a part in this Ashes series.

The Yorkshire paceman has not recovered from a knee injury and will continue his rehabilitation at England's Academy in Adelaide.

To read more about Gough's injury, click on the buttons above.





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