Jason Roy injured in Surrey’s clash with Essex
Roy missed Surrey’s opening County Championship match with the same problem.
England batsman Jason Roy was forced to retire hurt after just four overs of Surrey’s Royal London One-Day Cup clash with Essex at the Oval.
Roy was battling a hamstring injury ahead of the season and missed Surrey’s County Championship opener.
The 28-year-old is a key figure in England’s World Cup plans and having left the field on Tuesday, his injury will be a cause for concern ahead of the tournament which begins on May 30.
This was Roy’s third appearance of the campaign, having scored 19 and nine in Surrey’s opening two one-day fixtures against Gloucestershire and Sussex.
The right-hander struck three fours in reaching 16 from 12 balls before injury occurred, with Will Jacks replacing him at the crease.
Roy’s injury adds to potential problems for England’s top-order, after it was announced last week that back-up opener Alex Hales is taking time out for “personal reasons”, with his county Nottinghamshire setting no time frame on his return.