Ben Stokes ruled out for 12 weeks due to finger injury


Karachi: England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks after a repeat X-ray and CT scan on Thursday revealed that he has a fracture of his left index finger.

The 29-year-old Stokes suffered an injury during the Indian Premier League (IPL). He will fly to England from India tomorrow and will undergo surgery in Leeds on Monday.

The injury will rule Stokes out of the Test series against New Zealand, scheduled to take place in June, as well as the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

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