Deccan Chronicle

Stokes to undergo surgery on Monday


England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out of action for “up to 12 weeks” as his fractured left index finger will require surgery that will take place in Leeds on Monday. A repeat X-ray and CT scan revealed that the 29year-old has a fracture in his left index finger, an injury that he picked up during the ongoing IPL. Stokes, who is currently in India with his franchise Rajasthan Royals, will fly home on Saturday. “Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks. He will have surgery in Leeds on Monday,” England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said.

The injury occurred while Stokes was fielding during Royals’ opening match against Punjab Kings.

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