‘Eoin Morgan is IRONFINGER!’: Cricket fans heap praise on England’s one-day captain after he dislocates his finger in T20 clash with Australia… but still plays on and only misses THREE BALLS to receive treatment
- Eoin Morgan suffered a dislocated finger in the T20 match versus Australia
- He tried to stop Marcus Stoinis’ drive but the ball hit the top of his finger
- The England captain was in pain as his finger pointed in a different direction
- Morgan received treatment but then returned to field three balls later
- England fans praised Morgan on social media for his heroic bravery
Eoin Morgan suffered a gruesome finger injury during England’s T20 clash against Australia – but miraculously recovered quickly to carry on playing at the Ageas Bowl.
The England one-day captain tried to stop Marcus Stoinis’ drive through the covers in the ninth over of the match when the ball hit the top of his finger causing it to point in a different direction to the rest of his hand.
Morgan was in visible pain as he was being treated by medics and was taken off for treatment but he heroically returned for the start of the tenth over meaning he only missed three balls.
Eoin Morgan suffered a painful finger dislocation in the second T20 match versus Australia
His finger was whacked in a different direction while trying to catch Marcus Stoinis’ drive
Fans on social media grimaced as footage of the England captain’s wounded finger was shown on live television.
Though many supporters were keen to recognise Morgan’s heroics in returning to the field so quickly.
One fan described him as ‘IRONFINGER’, while another tweeted: ‘Eoin Morgan has just dislocated his finger and is still fielding. That’s my captain.’
The England captain was visibly hurt but returned from treatment three balls later to carry on
Cricket fans praised Morgan for his bravery in carrying on in the field after the injury
Another fan said: ‘Eoin Morgan back on the field after heading off with a dislocated finger. He’s made of strong stuff though, he missed 3 balls. #ENGvAUS’
At that point in the match, England had started well and were 53-3 after a flurry of early wickets.
Morgan was responsible for one of them with an impressive run-out to get Steve Smith out in the fifth over.
Morgan got Steve Smith out with an impressive run-out earlier on in Sunday’s contest
David Warner had been sent packing for a duck while Mark Wood got Alex Carey out shortly afterwards.
Australia were trying to level the series after a stunning collapse gave England victory on Friday night in Southampton.
The visitors’ collapse of six for 50 in eight overs meant Morgan’s side won the opening match in the final over.
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