England v India: Jack Leach reveals there is a Covid-19 vaccine waiting for him upon return home

England spinner Jack Leach has been promised a Covid vaccination when he returns home

Jack Leach reveals there is a coronavirus vaccine waiting for him back home after England’s fourth and final Test against India… with spinner on vulnerable people list as Crohn’s disease sufferer

  • Crohn’s disease makes England spinner Jack Leach more susceptible to Covid
  • Leach, 29, has enjoyed a resurgent winter despite England trailing India 2-1  
  • He has been told by his doctor a vaccine has been reserved for him upon return
  • Leach is first-choice again having contracted sepsis in New Zealand in 2019

England spinner Jack Leach has been promised a Covid vaccination when he returns home from international duty next week.

Leach, 29, suffers from Crohn’s disease, which makes him more susceptible to infection, and is therefore on the list of vulnerable people.

‘I’ve heard from my GP – I think I’m due in when I get back. There’s one waiting for me, he said,’ confirmed Leach, ahead of Thursday’s fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad.

England spinner Jack Leach has been promised a Covid vaccination when he returns home

Leach, 29, suffers from Crohn's disease, which makes him more susceptible to infection

Leach, 29, suffers from Crohn’s disease, which makes him more susceptible to infection

The Somerset slow left-armer has enjoyed a resurgent winter despite England trailing 2-1 to India with one match remaining, having re-established himself as first-choice spinner 14 months after illness – he earlier contracted sepsis in New Zealand – forced him off the tour of South Africa.

‘I don’t think I could really have expected much more of myself than how I’ve done and how I’ve got better through the tour,’ Leach said.

‘It has given me a lot of confidence that I can go on and play a lot for England and that I’m going to get better and better. 

‘I can’t control whether I’m going to be first-choice, second choice, 10th choice. It’s not about that for me, it’s about me reaching my potential and playing as much as I can.’

The Somerset left-armer has enjoyed a resurgent winter despite England trailing 2-1 to India

The Somerset left-armer has enjoyed a resurgent winter despite England trailing 2-1 to India

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