Ben Stokes ruled out of Test series against Sri Lanka
Updated - May 25, 2016 10:13 am
English all-rounder Ben Stokes recently underwent a knee surgery in order to address the cartilage tear he endured during the first Test against the visiting Sri Lankans. Stokes had injured himself on the second day of the Test match at Headingley.
He came back on the field to bowl 4 more overs but wasn’t part of the English bowling after the afternoon session. England managed to outplay the visitors by a handful margin of an innings and 88 runs to take the 1-0 lead in the serious.
After the injury, Stokes was seen with the ice pack on his knee during the practice sessions. His injury has definitely brought back the memories of former English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who had a similar knee injury in the later part of his career. His career was plagued by injuries since then and the English fans would definitely hope that such a nightmare doesn’t haunt the young Ben Stokes.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said the details about his surgery and the injury will be out soon but for now, the injury is set to keep him away from action for the next 6 weeks at least. If the injury persists after that, the hailing period might vary accordingly. However, if he gets back to fitness in 6 weeks, he will be available for the Pakistan tour of England which commences on the 14th July. ECB quoted “full details on his rehabilitation will be confirmed in due course”.
Prior to this, Stokes last faced an injury way back in 2014 during England’s tour of West Indies, where he had fractured his hand after hitting the dressing room wall in disgust. The injury had then forced him to be out of action for quite some time and he subsequently missed out on the ICC World T20 in Bangladesh in 2014.