England bowler Jake Ball out of Ashes warm-up with ankle injury
By Rory O'Callaghan
Last Updated: 10/11/17 5:39pm
Jake Ball will miss the rest of England's tour match against Cricket Australia as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury.
The Nottinghamshire paceman fell awkwardly just four overs into his opening bowling spell against the Australian XI on Thursday.
His right ankle appeared to buckle in his delivery stride as he was bowling round the wicket to William Pucovski in the four-day game at the Adelaide Oval.
Ball was forced to withdraw from the day-night warm-up match and had scans, on what is believed to be a right ankle sprain, in Adelaide on Friday.
There is expected to be an update on the 26-year-old's fitness on Saturday.
England lost four wickets for three runs in their second innings on day three, although they were indebted to an unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 42 between Jonny Bairstow and Mason Crane to put them in better health at dinner.
England will hope the 26-year-old is cleared to play in the opening Test against Australia in Brisbane on November 23.
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Moeen Ali, meanwhile, is yet to feature in the warm-up matches as he continues to struggle with a side strain.
Suspended all-rounder Ben Stokes is unable to fly out to Australia while the investigation surrounding his recent arrest in Bristol remains ongoing.