sport news Rory Burns out of England's tour of Sri Lanka after ankle surgery

Rory Burns out of England's tour of Sri Lanka after undergoing surgery on ruptured ankle ligaments suffered playing FOOTBALL ahead of second Test against South Africa Rory Burns is expected to be out for the next four months with an ankle injury The injury has ruled him out of the two-match series in Sri Lanka in March It has spelled the end of football as the team's preferred warm-up activity

By Rory Dollard, Press Association Sport

Published: 09:27 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 09:27 GMT, 7 January 2020

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England batsman Rory Burns will miss the Test tour of Sri Lanka in March after undergoing surgery on his left ankle.

Burns was hurt while playing football on the eve of the Cape Town Test against South Africa last week and was diagnosed with ruptured ligaments after flying home.

He had an operation on Monday night and is expected to miss the next four months, ruling him out of the two-match series against Sri Lanka.

England batsman Rory Burns will miss the Test tour of Sri Lanka in March due to injury

England batsman Rory Burns will miss the Test tour of Sri Lanka in March due to injury 

Burns was hurt while playing football on the eve of the Cape Town Test against South Africa

 Burns was hurt while playing football on the eve of

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