England's Crawley out of 2 India Tests with wrist injury

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England batsman Zak Crawley has been ruled out of the first two Tests in India with a wrist injury, his country's cricket board said on Thursday.

Crawley, 23, slipped on a marble floor outside the dressing room during training ahead of the four-Test series starting in Chennai on Friday.

"Scan results have confirmed that Crawley has jarred his right wrist, which has sprained the joint and led to local inflammation," the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.

The England medical team will assess his progress over the next few weeks, it added.

"It's really frustrating and frustrating for Zak in particular," Joe Root, the England captain, told reporters.

"It was a freak accident and hope it's the last one," he said.

Root did not say who would replace the Kent batsman, who hit 267 for his maiden Test century against Pakistan at Southampton in August.

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