Ben Stokes is to have a scan on his left hamstring and is likely to face a late fitness test on the morning of the second NatWest Test against Pakistan.
England’s key all-rounder suffered a tight hamstring during fielding practice on Wednesday at Headingley, and was limited to shuttle runs with the team physio the next morning – despite reporting a slight improvement in the injury.
England then announced Stokes is to have a scan after practice, although he was the first to have a bat in the nets.
A brief England and Wales Cricket Board update on his condition added: “He feels better this morning.
“He has dome some running at full intensity without issues, (but is) expected to have a fitness test in the morning.”
England called up Surrey’s uncapped teenage seamer Sam Curran on Wednesday evening, as cover for Stokes.