Relief for England bowler Swann as X-ray reveals no fracture

THAT HURT - Graeme Swann inspects the damage after he was hit on the arm by Essex fast bowler Tymal Mills
THAT HURT - Graeme Swann inspects the damage after he was hit on the arm by Essex fast bowler Tymal Mills
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Graeme Swann has suffered no fracture to his bowling arm and is expected to return to the field later in England’s warm-up match against Essex at Chelmsford.

Northampton-born Swann was hit on his right forearm by Tymal Mills while batting on the second morning in England’s first-innings 413 for nine declared.

England’s frontline off-spinner continued his innings but then did not take the field during Essex’s reply and was instead sent to hospital for an X-ray.

The ECB have announced, however, that Swann was not seriously injured.

A spokesman said: “(The) X-ray showed no fracture. He is continuing to receive treatment for bruising and will return to the field later in the game.”