The Hundred 2023: Sophie Ecclestone injures her shoulder while training, taken to hospital
Sophie Ecclestone hurt her right shoulder before Manchester Originals' final match of the women's Hundred against Southern Brave. She was taken to the hospital for scans.
The left-arm spinner hurt himself during the warm-ups before the game and looked to be in a lot of pain. She needed help to get off the field and back to the home team's locker room.
Later, a picture was taken of the 24-year-old with his arm in a sling on the team balcony. He was then taken to the hospital to get checked out.
Amara Carr took her place in the XI, and Ellie Threlkeld became captain of the Originals, who were already out of the running for the top three spots.
In the next few days, the ECB is likely to tell us more about Ecclestone's illness. Even though it is hoped that the problem isn't too big, it won't change how England Women prepare for the three T20Is and three ODIs they have coming up with Sri Lanka.
After the first eight months of the year, Ecclestone's head coach Jon Lewis decided to give her a break for the limited-overs games.
This summer, Ecclestone's great play in the women's Ashes helped England reach an 8-8 tie. She took 5 wickets for 129 runs and 5 wickets for 63 runs in the one-off Test. She then took 10 wickets in the ODI and T20I parts of the series.
Her Hundred season ends when she is 13 and has been kicked off seven times, giving her an economy rate of 6.50.
Ecclestone's report will also be interesting to people outside of England, since she is one of several English players who will be in the first WBBL draught on September 3.
During the 2022-23 season, Sydney Sixers' run to the final was helped by the fact that she took 20 wickets at a rate of 17.90. As the best white-ball bowler in the world, she is likely to be in great demand.