West Indies v England: Ollie Robinson set to miss Third Test decider after injury setback

Robinson stopped with a back spasm in England’s only warm-up game at the start of the tour, just as he did in the last Test of the Ashes series in Hobart.

Robinson missed the first test in Antigua and was safe for the second in Barbados.

Now, having been one of only three players to train at Granada on Tuesday, he has reported more pain and looks unlikely to make the XI.

Captain Joe Root said he did not complete the session as England had hoped and would have to prove his fitness in his final training session today.

“Ollie wasn’t as good as we would have liked or expected him to be, so we’ll have to make sure of that today,” Root said.

“It’s just frustrating for him and for me. He is working very hard but there is something nagging at him and he just has to keep doing what he is doing and trust in time that he will recover.

“We all know how effective he has been and how good he has been in his short career so far, so the sooner we can get him back the better.”

Craig Overton has overcome the illness he suffered before the second test and looks likely to replace Matt Fisher. If Robinson is unfit, Chris Woakes could keep his place on a field that will have more grass.


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