Never mind the Delhi Belly, England have managed to invent the African Arse, Paul Collingwood has become the latest English batsman to suffer the condition after Stuart Broad was previously pillow ridden with it ahead of the Champions Trophy semi-final.
Seemingly gone are the usual traditional English cricket injuries, the bad knees, ankles joints, bad heels, bowling machine incidents and tackles from behind etc.
The injury rules Collingwood out of the upcoming Champions League tournament where he was set to aggravate the injury more by sitting on a hard bench for the Delhi Daredevils for possibly up to two weeks before returning home to take his place – unopposed again – in the England team with ready made excuses for another average series, this time against South Africa.
It does seem remarkable that two England players have managed to come back from South Africa with sore arses, team morale did seem to be quite high during the competition with England scoring two remarkable wins during the group stages, quite what the reason for the turnaround in form was down too, who knows?
Maybe Tim Bresnan needs to start twittering again to give us some more insight.