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Imam receives all-clear after nasty elbow blow


Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq has received the all-clear after suffering a nasty blow to the elbow against England in the fourth ODI at Trent Bridge.


Imam was forced to retire hurt in the fourth over on Friday when a short ball from Mark Wood caught him flush on the left elbow.


The 23-year-old was in clear discomfort after the injury and taken to hospital for a precautionary X-ray, raising doubts over his fitness for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, but Pakistan later reported he had avoided serious damage.


A post on the official Twitter page of the Pakistan Cricket Board read: "Imam injury update.


Imam later returned to the middle at Trent Bridge, playing out Pakistan's last couple of overs with heavy strapping on his injured elbow.


The news is a welcome boost for Pakistan, who begin their World Cup campaign against West Indies – also at Trent Bridge – on May 31.






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