Heather Knight: England captain fractures foot before Women's World Cup
England captain Heather Knight faces a race to be fit for the upcoming Women's World Cup, which England are hosting.
The 26-year-old felt some pain in her left foot in the latter stages of last month's training camp in the United Arab Emirates, and a scan revealed a small metatarsal stress fracture.
Knight is set to miss five to six weeks but hopes to return in time for the tournament, which begins on 24 June.
England's first warm-up game is against Sri Lanka at Chesterfield on 19 June.
The England and Wales Cricket Board expects the skipper - who averages 32.58 with the bat in 66 one-day internationals since her debut in 2010 - will be available for that match if her recovery goes as expected.
She will wear a protective boot for two to three weeks before resuming light training.
The World Cup is set to be Knight's first major tournament as captain after she succeeded long-serving skipper Charlotte Edwards last year.
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The BBC Sport website will show video highlights of the Women's World Cup, which takes place between 24 June and 23 July.