England in South Africa: Rory Burns has ankle scan after football injury

England in South Africa: Rory Burns has ankle scan after football injury

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Rory Burns made 84 in the second innings in the first Test
Second Test: South Africa v England
Venue: Cape Town Date: 3-7 January
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Rory Burns added to England’s concerns for the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town after limping out of a football match in practice.

The opener, England’s top-scorer in the first Test, injured his left ankle and was taken for a scan.

Fast bowler Jofra Archer did not train on Thursday because of soreness in his right elbow and has also had a scan.

The Test starts on Friday with England trailing 1-0 in the four-match series after losing by 107 runs at Centurion.

Paceman Mark Wood is yet to return to match fitness, while spinner Jack Leach has been ruled out through illness.

Batsman Dom Sibley is expected to be fit after coming down with the sickness bug that has swept through the squad.

“Not knowing exactly how Jofra is might change how we balance the side. He did pull up sore,” said captain Joe Root.

The tourists will decide whether to persist with a bowling attack of five seamers or bring in the spin of Matthew Parkinson or Dominic Bess.

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