Hoggard out of first Test

England’s injury woes have worsened, with the news that Matthew Hoggard will not take any further part in the rest of the first Test at Lord’s.

The fast bowler was forced to leave the field in the middle of an over during the second day, displaying physical discomfort in the groin area.

Scans later revealed a grade one thigh tear which ruled him out of the remainder of the match and possibly the series.

The news came as a big blow to England, reducing their bowling attack to just the three men; Liam Plunkett, Monty Panesar and the out of form Steve Harmison.

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