Eoin Morgan set to miss England games due to injury worries as World Cup preparations continue

England captain Eoin Morgan revealed he is unlikely to feature in every match this summer as he attempts to manage a problem with his upper right leg ahead of this autumn’s T20 World Cup.

Back in January, Morgan endured a quadriceps injury while competing against the West Indies. To make matters worse, the player tweaked his groin while in recent county action for Middlesex. 

Ahead of England's three one-day internationals against the Netherlands, Morgan revealed his plans and admitted he might not take part in every game ahead of the World Cup.

The 35-year-old said: "Some of our international games are back-to-back, (I got injured) in the West Indies where I played Saturday and Sunday and then injured myself before the game on the Wednesday.

"That was a result of playing two international games back-to-back, so it's unlikely I will be (playing every England game this summer). But that's purely dependent on how I get from here to that match.

"If I'm flying and everything is going well absolutely (I'll play) but if not there is no need to try and replicate that for a World Cup because (playing on successive days) just doesn't happen (at World Cups). But yes, I'll just manage."

Eoin Morgan, England

Injury issues have scuppered Morgan's form, with the player producing a top score of 40 in his last 18 T20 innings - a lowly average of 16. This has unsurprinsigly led to questions about his future as white-ball skipper.

While Morgan reiterated his uncertainty about leading England to next year's 50-over World Cup, he did insist that team ambitions would trump personal goals.

He said: "I need to get to the T20 one first. I'm going to take it as it comes, managing my contribution, my body (and) am I still contributing on and off the field, within the team?

"I genuinely have the best interests of the team at heart. It's always been that way. I have trusted that method since I took over. To be in the position I am in at the moment is a privilege."

England's first ODI against the Netherlands gets underway on Friday, with the other two games following on Sunday and Wednesday.

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