Ben Stokes has undergone surgery on his second finger. That could lift him from the ashes but could hasten his return to action in the long run.
Ben suffered a severe fracture of his left index finger. While trying to catch the Rajasthan Royals at the IPL in April.
And, according to the Daily Mirror. The same surgeon who operated on the original injury, Doug Campbell. The Leeds-based consultant re-examined Stokes’s fingers on Monday. Removed the metal screws from the unhealed finger, but also addressed the scar tissue. According to the newspaper had been provoked. stabbing pain around Stokes’ tendons and ligaments.
Stokes failed this summer playing for Durham at the T20 Blast in June. Before being unexpectedly called up for the ODI series against Pakistan in July. When the entire England roster was forced into isolation due to a Covid outbreak.
Stokes was asked to lead an unlimited scratch team of nine players. And even lead England to a remarkable victory in series 3-0.
However, he needed a pain reliever injection to get through the competitions, and also seemed concerned during his two appearances with Northern Superchargers on the inaugural season of Hundred of His Finger.
He has not played in any form of the game since July 26, after announcing that he would be leaving cricket indefinitely to focus on his mental well-being and give his finger an extended break to fully enjoy his healing.
Last month, Stokes was eliminated from England‘s 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, and as the Ashes negotiations are expected to reach a crucial moment this week, he will almost certainly miss this one. travel too. the 2017-18 Ashes tour after the Bristol nightclub incident.
The ECB has since confirmed the details of Stokes’ action, adding that he will now “undergo an intensive period of rehabilitation under the supervision of the ECB’s medical team for the next four weeks.” Ashes’ first trial is scheduled to begin December 8 in Brisbane in just over two months.
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