"Lara will remain under observation in the coming days but is expected to lead his team against hosts England in the ICC Champions Trophy final at the Oval on Saturday," therelease said.
The West Indies skipper had to leave the field after suffering a nasty blow on the neck by a bouncer from Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar at the Rose Bowl yesterday. Lara took his eyes off the ball, delivered at around 95 miles per hour, ducked and tumbled to the ground writhing in pain.He lay on the pitch for sometime as he received treatment from the physio before deciding to retire to the dressing room. The left-hander had made 31 off 30 balls with the helpof five fours. Lara also skipped the prize ceremony.