Ben Stokes operated on self-inflicted wrist injury
The surgery makes Ben Stokes a doubt for the start of England's domestic summer programme.
Ben Stokes sustained the injury when he lashed out in frustration in the changing room after being dismissed against the West Indies in a T20I © Getty Images
London: Mar 22, 2014
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has undergone surgery on a wrist injury that he sustained when he punched a locker, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday.
Stokes, 22, sustained the injury when he lashed out in frustration in the changing room after being dismissed for a golden duck against the West Indies in the third Twenty20 International in Bridgetown a week ago.
The injury ruled him out of the ICC World T20 2014 in Bangladesh and also makes him a doubt for the start of England’s domestic summer programme.
“England and Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes has had an operation on the fractured scaphoid bone in his right wrist,” the ECB announced in a statement.
“Stokes will be reviewed in six weeks and a schedule for his return to full training will be determined following the review.”
England’s first domestic fixture against Scotland takes place on May 9 — seven weeks away — with a one-day series against Sri Lanka starting on May 20.