Eoin Morgan, the captain of the England national side in white ball Cricket, is not going to feature for Middlesex in the upcoming County game versus Worcestershire.
He is said to have almost recovered from the concussion that he had sustained batting in the 5th One Day International game of the Australia series, but, the Middlesex management has decided to keep him out on a precautionary measure.
This season, the ECB has advised all the counties to be slightly careful with the players who have had concussion and to play them only when they don’t show any signs of dizziness for at least 7 days.
In Morgan’s case, when he was assessed by Middlesex a couple of days ago, he was still slightly ‘groggy’ and thus, to name in the squad in that sort of condition would not have been wise.
However, according to Angus Fraser, who is the club MD at the moment, Morgan is not too far away and he would be absolutely ready for the action in a week’s time.
Interacting with the media yesterday, Fraser said, “We have opted to go without Eoin keeping the board’s advice in mind. We had a look at him in the weekend and we found that there’s still some grogginess. So, it wasn’t appropriate to pick him, but, had there been another game coming up in 7-8 days’ time, he’d probably have been in a position to make an appearance.”
Morgan has missed quite a bit of Cricket for Middlesex in the ongoing season. Back in August, when he was struggling with the bat big time, had had a string of low scores to his name, he had requested to the county hierarchy for a break citing the need of spending some time away from the game.
He was permitted the break of two weeks and he had remained out of 4 games.