England spinner Sophie Ecclestone taken to hospital with shoulder injury

England spinner Sophie Ecclestone has been taken to hospital after sustaining a shoulder injury during the warm-up to Manchester Originals’ Hundred match with Southern Brave.

Originals captain Ecclestone was set to lead her side in their final group encounter of the campaign, but left the Emirates Old Trafford pitch in tears.

Ecclestone was later spotted in an arm sling and taken to a local hospital for further scans.

The ICC number one bowler in both white-ball formats was last week left out of England’s squad for the upcoming IT20 and ODI series with Sri Lanka owing to her workload being managed after a busy summer where she played a key role in the drawn Women’s Ashes.

Days later and Ecclestone used herself only sparingly in Originals’ narrow victory over Northern Superchargers on Sunday.

Ecclestone bowled out five of her allotted 20 balls and lasted just one delivery with the bat before being run-out.

Originals wicketkeeper Eleanor Threlkeld stepped up to replace Ecclestone as captain and told Sky Sports: “Yeah, Sophie has picked up an injury in the warm-up.

“I’m not too sure on the nature of the injury but yeah, unfortunately she is out.”