England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has admitted that he played through the pain barrier at the Cricket World Cup in the summer.
The 31-year-old played a key part in England’s World Cup victory, taking 11 wickets as Eoin Morgan’s side beat New Zealand in the final in the super over.
Rashid was given a steroid injection to help get him through all eleven matches of the tournament.
“I had an injection just to get me through. Rashid told BBC Sport.
“I’ve been recovering for two and half months now – I’m still getting rehab.”
The Yorkshireman is currently out in New Zealand with England preparing for the five-match T20 series which begins tomorrow.