Chester-le-Street: India's injury woes refused to end as young batsman Rohit Sharma on Saturday was ruled out of the remainder of the five-match ODI series against England after suffering a fracture in the index finger of his right hand at Riverside ground.

Sharma was hit by a Stuart Broad delivery in the 38th over of the Indian innings during the first ODI here.

He has been advised rest for three weeks to recover from his injury and it automatically puts him out of the remaining four ODIs.

Sharma retired hurt after facing that ball. He went for a check up and a fracture was confirmed though no official word has come from the BCCI yet on his availability for the series.

It has been a disastrous tour for India as many leading players, including Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and Yuvraj Singh suffered injuries at various stages of the tour.

Tendulkar had to miss India-England opening match due a toe injury.


(Agencies)